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Red Margined Dracaena

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  • Low Maintenance
  • Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect, Medium Light, Low Light)
  • Average Watering Needs
  • Mature Height 6 Feet

Dracaena are very low maintenance, but these plants still command attention thanks to their tree-like good looks and thin, spiky foliage. Also known as Red Margined and Madagascar Dragon tree, this plant adds greenery and texture to a space. The narrow width but tall height can dress up a table or feature in a plant stand to anchor a corner.

Best Locations For Growing Red Margined Dracaena

The Red Margined Dracaena is a lovely houseplant that needs lots of indirect sunlight and increased humidity. It is a sizable plant, so tuck it into the corner of a bathroom or place it in an area with extra moisture in the air.

Red Margined Dracaena Sunlight Requirements

Dracaena likes lots of sunlight, but it must be indirect light. Direct sunlight can burn the leaves and cause them to dry out. Not enough light, and the leaves may turn yellow and die. Near a sunny window is a good location for this plant. Periodically rotate the pot so that each side can catch some rays.

Red Margined Dracaena Care

Repot Red Margined Dracaena every couple of years when the roots fill up the existing pot. Gently remove the plant from the pot to check the roots, and when the roots take up the entire pot, it is time to repot. Dracaena do not like to be root bound, so select a new pot that is 1-2 inches larger.

Watering Red Margined Dracaena

Red Margined Dracaena need water when the top several inches of soil are dry to the touch. Let the plant dry out, but drench the soil when it’s time to water. Dracaenas like a deep drink, but they do not like standing water, so remove any excess water. Increased humidity will keep the leaves green and healthy. Find a humid area or use a pebble tray with water to increase the moisture in the air.

Feeding Red Margined Dracaena

Feed the Red Margined Dracaena once a year at the start of the growing season. Use a balanced, slow-release plant food to jump-start new growth. Feeding this plant during the fall and winter isn't necessary if it is not actively growing.

Red Margined Dracaena Information

Light Exposure: Medium Light, Low Light
Care Requirements: Easy
Watering Requirements: Average - Let the soil dry completely, then, water deeply.
Pet Friendly: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Air Purifier: High
Habit: Upright
Growth Rate: Slow
Mature Height: 6 feet
Mature Spread: 3 feet
Flowering: No
Flower Color(s): None
Flower Shade/Description: Grown for Foliage
Foliage Type:
Foliage Color(s): Green, Red
Foliage Description: Green, Dark Red Margins
Temperature: 61° - 75°F (16° - 24°C)
Humidity: 0.6
Common Name: Red Margined Dracaena
Other Name(s): Red Margined, Madagascar Dragon Tree
Scientific Name: Dracaena marginata 'Red Margined'
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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