Dracaena Marginata, or Dragon Tree, is a member of the Dracaena family which includes about 120 plant species. Native to Madagascar, Dracaena Marginata has bare trunks and clusters of thin, long leaves. The leaves are dark green with red edges.
Dracaena Marginata is a very popular houseplant because it is easy to care for and can adapt to different indoor lighting conditions. This plant can grow up in height up to 20 feet outdoors and 8 feet indoors.
Dracaena Marginata is also on the list of NASA's air-purifying plants. It is very effective in cleaning the indoor air, making this plant an ideal houseplant for any living space.
Large size Dracaena Marginata is planted in a 12-inch grow pot.
Dracaena Marginata prefers medium bright, indirect sunlight but it also tolerates low-light conditions. Deep shade, however, can slow down its growth. Avoid direct sunlight to prevent sunburn.
This plant is drought-tolerant and does not need frequent watering. Only water when the soil is dry to the touch. Check the leaves often. Yellow leaves mean that the plant is under-watered while brown leaves indicate that you have been over-watering your Marginata. Only use distilled water or other non-fluoridated water.
The best soil for this plant is well-drained, loamy potting soil. You can mix potting soil with perlite and loam.
This plant thrives in temperatures of 60°F-80°F. It is vital to ensure the room temperature does not fall below 60°F. Marginata thrives in normal room humidity but it is recommended to mist this plant frequently.
This plant should be fertilized once during the growing season (spring/summer) with diluted houseplant fertilizer.
Marginata is toxic to cats and dogs, so keep this plant away from your pets.
Your plant will be carefully wrapped in a sturdy box. If your plant comes with a clay pot, it will be meticulously bubble wrapped as well. There will be wooden stakes positioned in the soil to support the plant and keep it secured during shipping.
When opening your package, some soil may be loose in the box. Plant orders are shipped within 3-5 days depending on the availability of the plant. We ship our plants Monday through Friday, all twelve months of the year! If you need your order urgently, please message us so we can upgrade your shipping (additional cost applied). We do not ship outside of the continental United States.
Our packaging materials are:
100% recyclable and biodegradable cardboard boxes.
100% biodegradable packing peanuts made from natural and non-toxic sources.
Bubblewrap will only be used for clay/ ceramic pots
Wooden stake to support the plant.
*All of our packages are sterilized before leaving the door.
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When you purchase online, your plants have to go through lots of stress while traveling so they may need a few days to adjust to their new environment and thrive. If your plant does not perk back up after a few days of care, let us know and we will send replacements free of charge. Remember that we always try our best to accommodate you.
It’s advised that you should repot the plant as soon as you get it. After repotting, your new houseplant will most likely struggle with transplant shock. It may appear droopy, faded, or have a slower growth rate than usual during this time. This is completely normal, and it’s also normal for transplant shock to hit especially hard after repotting a brand-new houseplant. To make sure your plant has plenty of time to adjust to its new surroundings, wait a day after potting and water your plant. Make sure any excess water drains completely from the pot afterward. Monitor your soil’s moisture levels daily to start creating a watering routine. To help perk up your new houseplant, we recommend adding a little water-soluble fertilizer, compost, or sugar water to your soil to boost its nutrients and help it grow.