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Growing Dracaena Marginata

Dracaena Marginata

Dracaena Marginata

Dracaena Marginata in its many forms is one of the most versatile plants one can incorporate into their interiorscape.

Dracaena is grown for its dramatic foliage and carefree nature and is a popular ornamental plant, both in the landscape and the home. Commonly called a Dragon Tree, these are tough, drought-tolerant plants with aggressive root systems that make excellent houseplants Indoor and Outdoor.  Dracaena Marginata is the one Dracaena that can be both graceful and robust at the same time growing inside or outside as big as 10-12 foot Trees. Its whimsical presentation is often embodied with its resilient character…Don’t over-water this plants!

Such a versatile tree grown in a variety of ways is seen standing tall as the centerpiece of a variety of plants whether in homes, offices or retail environments. Dracaena Marginata many times has a straight, bare stem topped with a cluster of half-inch wide arching leaves. Its coloring can vary but most of the time it sports deep green leaves with thin red margins, which is probably how it got its name. Often mistaken for a palm by many, Dracaena Marginata is part of the genus of about 40 species of trees and succulent shrubs called Dracaena. Dracaena Marginata comes in a variety of shapes, colors, and variations: Marginata TriColor, Marginata Rainbow, Marginata Tip, Marginata Character, & Marginata Cutback Multi-Stem & Marginata Stump which is truly the mother of many plants before it is actually lifted out of the ground and sold as a stump.

Even as the Dracaena Marginata matures, it is a unique sight as when its leaves age, they turn yellow, dry up, and fall off, leaving attractive, triangular scars where they were attached to the woody stem. When grouped with other Dracaenas or flowering plants, this gives a sense of seasonality with a changing point of interest to the eye.

Dracaena Marginata Tricolor

Dracaena Marginata Tricolor

What we find most extraordinary about the D. Marginata is whether you are looking at a 6 inch or a 10 foot tall specimen, it’s grown in so many forms and variations of style that it’s probably one of the most versatile plants one can incorporate into their interiorscapes.

Dracaena marginata, specifically, is more tolerant of variable room conditions than other Dracaenas. With its ability to survive in low light environments, as well as full, direct sunlight if it receives the proper amount of water it can really be a bright spot in any type of interiorscape.

In ideal growing conditions, a 3 to 4’ stem can reach a height of ten feet or more. Of course if space is at a premium, pruning is a must. Plantopia technicians know the best way to care for D. Marginata and can help guide you to a group of plantings to best feature this beautiful and adaptable beauty.

Dracaena Marginata Rainbow Plant

Dracaena Marginata Rainbow Plant

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