- Low Maintenance
- Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light)
- Average Watering Needs
- Mature Height 15 Feet
The Marginata Magenta Dracaena is a perfect plant for adding an exotic feel to your home or office space. Tough and easy to care for, the Dragon Tree as it is also known, produces slender and pointed green foliage with red or purple margins. Native to Madagascar, the Marginata Magenta Dracaena is typically grown as a houseplant but can be placed outdoors during the summer months. A perfect first houseplant for adding some height to your collection.
Best Locations For Growing Marginata Magenta Dracaena
The Marginata Magenta Dracaena prefers high humidity and tends to thrive in a warm kitchen or bathroom. This dracaena is toxic to animals and care should be taken when growing it around pets.
Marginata Magenta Dracaena Sunlight Requirements
Although able to tolerate light shade, the Marginata Magenta Dracaena prefers medium to bright light levels; however, it doesn’t tolerate any harsh midday sun.
Marginata Magenta Dracaena Care
Marginata Magenta Dracaena does not require much care. Preferring a temperature of around 75°F, this plant will struggle in temperatures below 50°F. If given the option, the Marginata Magenta Dracaena prefers a humid environment, although it will tolerate average humidity levels just fine. Nevertheless, if growing this plant in a particularly dry atmosphere, it will benefit from regular misting.
Watering Marginata Magenta Dracaena
The Marginata Magenta Dracaena will cope with most conditions but does not tolerate overwatering. Watering is recommended only when the top layer of soil is dry to the touch; after watering, allow any excess water to freely drain away to prevent root rot. If the leaves begin to turn yellow, this can be a sign of overwatering and watering should be reduced, especially during the colder months.
Feeding Marginata Magenta Dracaena
Feeding the Marginata Magenta Dracaena is not strictly necessary as it is considered a light feeder. However, to encourage healthy and lush growth, it can be fed every 4 to 6 weeks during the growing season with a weakly diluted, liquid houseplant fertilizer.
Marginata Magenta 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: Low|
|Growth Rate: Slow|
|Mature Height: 5-15 feet|
|Mature Spread: 3-6 feet|
|Flower Color(s): None|
|Flower Shade/Description: Grown for Foliage|
|Foliage Color(s): Green, Pink, Red|
|Foliage Description: Bright Green, Red or Pink|
|Temperature: 60° - 80°F (16° - 27°C)|
|Humidity: Above Average (60% - 80%)|
|Common Name: Marginata Magenta Dracaena|
|Other Name(s): Dragon Tree|
|Scientific Name: Dracaena marginata 'Magenta'|
|Plant Type: House Plant|
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