Dragon Tree | Marginata Dracena
Purifies Air of Toxins: Formaldehyde, Trichloroethylene, & Xylene
Plant Type: Broadleaf Evergreen
Pet Friendly: No
Light: Bright, Indirect
Water: Every 1 to 2 Weeks
Soil Type: Loamy, Well-Draining
Soil pH: Neutral to Acidic
Indoor Mature Height: 8-10 ft.
The Dragon Tree or Marginata Dracena is a beautiful evergreen plant, resembling a palm. They are native to Madagascar and have characteristically green, sword-like, red-edged leaves. They are wonderfully forgiving for the new plant parent, as they are easy to care for, drought-tolerant, and impressively resilient. Not only is this plant beautiful, but it also is a powerful air purifying plant and removes the toxins Formaldehyde, Trichloroethylene, & Xylene from the air.
Dragon Trees prefer their soil to completely dry out between watering. You may only need to water once per week, or even less during colder months. This plant loves to be misted once or twice a week between watering and enjoys a good soak when you do water. Make sure you have your plant in a pot with good drainage.
As slow growers, the Dragon Tree will continue to grow as long as their pot is large enough and can grow 8 to 10 feet indoors. Fertilizing your plant twice a month during the spring and summer encourages healthy growth.
The Dragon Tree only needs to be repotted every 2 to 3 years to incorporate fresh soil into the mix. If your plant is showing signs of root rot or being root-bound, you may need to repot sooner.
Pruning your Dragon Tree helps keep your plant lush and healthy. Wherever you prune your plant, new shoots will grow from where the cut was made. Instead of growing long but sparse leaves, pruning will encourage new growth from the cutting point and your Dragon Tree will grow more voluminous as a result. If your plant starts to become a little too tall, you can manage the height by cutting off the top. Always prune the plant with a clean, sharp blade at an angle. You can even use the snipped canes from your tree to propagate baby Dragon Trees! Place the snipped cane in either water or moistened soil and watch your new little plant thrive. Remember— it’s best to prune your Dragon Tree in its active growing seasons, spring and summer, so as not to hinder growth.
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