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Dracaena Marginata 'Green'

Regular price $49.00
Sale price $49.00

Dracaena marginata, commonly known as the red-edged dracaena or Madagascar dragon tree, is a popular ornamental plant renowned for its striking appearance and easy care requirements. Here's a description:

  1. Appearance: The Dracaena marginata features slender, upright stems that are topped with tufts of long, pointed, sword-shaped leaves. The leaves are typically a deep green color, often with vibrant red or pink edges, giving the plant its distinctive appearance. The red or pink margins can vary in intensity, with some specimens displaying a more pronounced hue than others.

  2. Height: Mature specimens can grow to be quite tall, reaching heights of up to 6 to 15 feet (1.8 to 4.5 meters) in ideal conditions. However, they can be maintained at smaller heights through regular pruning.

  3. Growth Habit: The plant grows in a rosette-like fashion, with the leaves arranged in a spiral pattern around the stem. As it matures, the lower leaves may drop off, revealing the bare stems.

  4. Light Requirements: Dracaena marginata thrives in bright, indirect light but can tolerate lower light conditions. Avoid placing it in direct sunlight, as this can scorch the leaves.

  5. Watering Needs: These plants prefer slightly moist soil but are susceptible to root rot if overwatered. Allow the top inch or so of the soil to dry out between waterings, and then water thoroughly. Reduce watering during the winter months when growth slows down.

  6. Temperature and Humidity: Dracaena marginata prefers temperatures between 65°F to 80°F (18°C to 27°C) and average room humidity. They can tolerate slightly lower temperatures but are sensitive to cold drafts.

  7. Maintenance: This plant is relatively low-maintenance and is well-suited for indoor cultivation. Regularly remove any dead or yellowing leaves to maintain its appearance and encourage healthy growth. Periodic pruning can also help shape the plant and control its size.

  8. Toxicity: Like many plants in the Dracaena genus, Dracaena marginata is toxic to pets if ingested. Keep it out of reach of cats, dogs, and other animals.

Overall, Dracaena marginata is a visually striking and adaptable plant that adds a touch of tropical elegance to any indoor space. With proper care, it can thrive for many years, making it a popular choice among both novice and experienced plant enthusiasts.

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