House Plants House Plants: Dracaena marginata Red-margined Dracaena, Dragon Tree 'Tricolor'

Latin Name: Dracaena marginata

Common Name: Red-margined Dracaena, Dragon Tree 'Tricolor'

Light Requirements
Part Sun
Low light

Water requirements
Water regularly

Difficulty
Easy

Suitable for Terrariums?
no

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Posted by plantladylin on May 16, 2010 9:41 PM CST:
Family: Ruscaceae
Genus: Dracaena
Species: marginata
Common Name: "Madagascar Dragon Tree", "Dragon Tree"
Hardiness Zone: 9b (with frost protection) and higher

Dracaena marginata is a shrub or small tree native to Madagascar. It can reach 12' in height, is drought tolerant and requires minimal care, a very easy plant to grow. It does best in bright light and requires a well draining potting medium. It can be pruned, and the cut pieces can be rooted for additional plants. An air purifying plant, the D. marginata helps removes toxins from the air.

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