Dracaena marginata <br> 'Red Princess' <br> Dragon Tree

Dracaena marginata
'Red Princess'
Dragon Tree

Aquatopia Conservatory
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An inexpensive reliable dragon tree. Great for any location!


Dracaena marginata                      

drah-SEE-na mar-gin-ah-tah

Common Names: Madagascar Dragon Tree, Fireworks Plant, Dracaena Cane

Family: Dracaenaceae

Origin: Africa, Madagascar

Growth: Upwards, old leaves naturally fall off

Light: Medium

Foot Candles: 100 - 200

Water: Let dry partially

Humidity: Not required

Temperature: 18°C - 26°C

Soil: Regular potting mix

Container: Self-watering planter, living wall

Nutrients: 10-10-10 Monthly  

Propagation: Stem cuttings

Interiorscape Use: Extremely versatile and tolerates many conditions

Common Pests: Mealybugs, Aphids, Spider Mites, Scale, Thrips.

Common Issues: Root rot when sitting in water. Cold drafts cause brown tips, lower leaves naturally fall, full-sun can scorch leaves, too little light can cause stretching. Susceptible to fluoride in the water. 

Comments: Grows tall with fireworks-esque tips. Branches can be trained. Comes in several styles and colours.

Toxicity: May cause drooling, vomiting, weakness, incoordination and dilated pupils when ingested.  Pets are more susceptible than humans.