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 Know 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 Know 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 Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 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 Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 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 Know 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 Know 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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Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

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We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

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Summer Shipping

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1 Review - Red Margined Dracaena Show Reviews

  • 5
    Loving it!

    Posted by Darlene Green on Jun 14, 2023

    The red edges on the leaves add a cool pop of color, making it a standout in my plant collection.