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Colorama Dracaena

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  • Colorful Foliage
  • Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Direct Light, Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light)
  • Average Watering Needs
  • Mature Height 6 Feet

Colorama Dracaena is an excellent first houseplant for the new gardener. It is straightforward to care for and tolerant of a wide range of humidity and light levels. The multi-colored leaves of Colorama are flashy and add interest to any indoor plantscape. Colorama Dracaena is also known by the name Dragon Tree and is native to the island of Madagascar. While Colorama is typically considered a houseplant, in the warmest USDA zones of 10-12, Dracaena is grown outdoors as a small tree that can grow to be 15-20 feet high.

Best Locations For Growing Colorama Dracaena

Colorama Dracaena is great to use as a specimen floor plant in a protected entryway or corner of an office. Newly started plants can be used on top of shelves and tables while they are still small and compact. All parts of Dracaena are poisonous and should be kept away from children and pets.

Colorama Dracaena Sunlight Requirements

Indirect bright light is ideal for Colorama. The plant will retain its vividly colored leaves and grow moderately fast in higher-light levels. Lower light is also acceptable and does not affect the growth rate much. Moving Colorama Dracaena outdoors for the summer results in denser leaf growth. Place Colorama in a semi-shaded protected spot so that the direct sun of midday does not bleach the leaves.

Colorama Dracaena Care

Repot Dragon Tree when the roots grow out of the drainage holes or if the pot gets too small to support the top growth. Low, wide pots give taller, top-heavy trees like Colorama stability. Use a soil-based potting mix with plenty of perlite or vermiculite added for drainage. Prune off browning or dead leaves to keep the plant tidy and lessen the chances of infestation from pests and disease.

Watering Colorama Dracaena

Water Colorama once weekly when the top 2-3 inches of soil are dry. Empty any excess water from saucers and cache pots, so the plant does not sit in water for long. Humidity levels are not crucial for Dracaena. Colorama thrives in an average humidity of 30-40%, although it will drop leaves if placed in front of air conditioning or heating vents.

Feeding Colorama Dracaena

Water with a diluted fertilizer once a month, year-round. Houseplant fertilizer with a balanced ratio of NPK is perfect and should be applied at half the manufacturer’s recommended strength. Alternatively, adding a granular, slow-release fertilizer to the soil at potting will slowly feed Colorama at each watering.

Colorama Dracaena Information

Light Exposure: Bright Direct Light, Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light
Care Requirements: Easy
Watering Requirements: Average - Let the soil dry completely, then, water deeply.
Pet Friendly: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Air Purifier: Low
Habit: Upright
Growth Rate: Slow
Mature Height: 6 feet
Mature Spread: 24 inches
Flowering: No
Flower Color(s): None
Flower Shade/Description: Grown for Foliage
Fragrant: No
Foliage Type: Variegated
Foliage Color(s): Red, Green
Foliage Description: Variegated with White, Cream, or Red
Temperature: 60° - 80°F (16° - 27°C)
Humidity: Average (40% - 60%)
Common Name: Colorama Dracaena
Other Name(s): Dragon Tree, The Madagascar Dragon Tree
Scientific Name: Dracaena marginata 'Colorama'
Plant Type: House Plant

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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