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Marginata Cane Dracaena

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  • Low-Maintenance Tropical
  • Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light)
  • Average Watering Needs
  • Mature Height 6-10 feet

Do you find yourself blankly staring at an empty space in your home or office that’s begging to be filled with color and height? If so, then, Marginata Cane Dracaena, otherwise known as Dragon Tree, is ready to come to your rescue. This tropical plant, native to Madagascar, has palm-shaped, emerald leaves etched in crimson and a unique trunk that is visible above your pot’s soil. Growing as tall as 7 feet, this tenacious, minimal fuss evergreen is also the ideal choice for any gardening newbie or person who has little free time to spare.

Best Locations For Growing Marginata Cane Dracaena

Marginata Cane Dracaena thrives in bright to medium, indirect light, temperatures ranging between 70° to 80° F, and humidity levels ranging between 60% to 80%. Take caution, as Marginata Cane Dracaena is toxic to dogs and cats.

Marginata Cane Dracaena Sunlight Requirements

Marginata Cane Dracaena prefers medium to bright, indirect light. While this topical evergreen can also survive periods of low light, its leaves can lose their variegated reddish etchings. Any room with south-facing, west-facing or east-facing windows will suffice; however, place this lovely house plant a few feet away from any windows with direct light.

Marginata Cane Dracaena Care

Marginata Cane Dracaena prefers loamy, acidic, well-draining soil. A good house plant potting soil amended with peat moss and perlite/coco coir should suffice.

While Marginata Cane Dracaena does not require frequent pruning, dead leaves should be trimmed in order to promote growth and prevent disease. Pinching your plant at the growth tips is recommended for promoting bushier growth. 

This slow-growing, broadleaf evergreen will normally need to be repotted only every two to three years, preferably at the beginning of the growing season. Simply select a pot that is one to two inches bigger than the old pot.

Watering Marginata Cane Dracaena

This drought-tolerant tropical does not require frequent watering. Check for moisture before watering: insert your finger 1 to 2 inches into the soil and water if it is dry. If not, wait one to two days to conduct another moisture check. These moisture checks will help prevent fungal disease. 

Feeding Marginata Cane Dracaena

Feed your Marginata Cane Dracaena a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer once a month except during this plant’s dormant period during the autumn and winter months. Watch for leaves that are turning brown; this may be an indication of over-fertilizing. During the flowering season, switching to a low-nitrogen fertilizer will prove beneficial to encouraging bigger and more vibrant blooms.

Marginata Cane Dracaena Information

Light Exposure: 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: Moderate
Habit: Upright
Growth Rate: Slow
Mature Height: 6-10 feet
Mature Spread: 3-6 feet
Flowering: Yes
Flower Color(s): White
Flower Shade/Description: White
Foliage Type:
Foliage Color(s): Green, Purple, Red
Foliage Description: Rich Green In Color with Deep Purple Colored Margins
Temperature: 65° - 90°F (18° - 32°C)
Humidity: Above Average (60% - 80%)
Common Name: Marginata Cane Dracaena
Other Name(s): Dragon Tree
Scientific Name: Dracaena marginata
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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