You will receive the exact plant shown in the photo. This Dragon Tree plant has been transplanted in fresh potting mix and includes a decorative plastic plant pot.
Dracaena Marginata, more commonly known as a Dragon Tree, is an attractive plant with green sword-like, red-edged leaves. Native to Madagascar, the eye-catching spiky tree is known as a great entry plant for household gardeners—it's easy to care for, drought-tolerant, and nearly indestructible.
Thanks to their tolerance for a wide range of temperatures, Dragon Trees are very popular as large potted plants for homes and offices. They should be planted in well-draining soil and watered regularly during their growing season. Though they can thrive in a variety of light conditions, they do best with indirect bright light.
Dragon Tree (Dracaena Marginata)
Dragon Trees grow best in bright light but can also survive in partial shade. Keep in mind, plants kept in lower light situations will grow slower and produce smaller leaves with less intense color. Additionally, take care not to place your dragon tree in a spot that receives direct sunlight—its foliage can burn easily.
Like with many drought-tolerant plants, it's easy to over-water the dragon tree. To ensure you don't drown it, wait until the top half of the soil is dry before watering (this can often take three weeks or more).
Temp & Humidity
Dragon Trees prefer warmer temperatures between 70 and 80 degrees. Regular household humidity should be fine for them, but if your house is particularly dry, you can consider misting the pant lightly from a spray bottle every few days.
Dragon Trees have a relatively low need for fertilizer and it is not an essential component to having a thriving plant. However, to boost their growth, you’ll want to fertilize a little in the spring and summer. A little indoor plant food in your regular watering routine is perfect!
While this plant is harmless to humans when ingested, it is extremely toxic to pets. If you have curious pets, choose a different plant or keep this plant where your pets can’t get to it.
Sad Plant Signs
If the plant develops brown tips on its leaves, that's usually a sign that it's either receiving too much water or that the water you're using has too much salt or fluoride, which can cause discoloration. To avoid fluoride, water your dragon tree with distilled or non-fluoridated water.
If the plant has yellow leaves, it usually means it needs more water. Browning, soft leaves means your plant is cold or overwatered.