Dragon Tree

English name:

Dragon Tree

Latin name:

Dracaena marginata 'Magenta'

About me:

Often mistaken for a palm tree, I am actually a relation of the Yucca. I'm hardy, durable and an awesome air purifier. Tall and slim, I create an indoor garden easily in any space.

Useful to know:

Origin

I can be found in Madagascar and Mauritius.

Height/Growth

I can grow up to 6ft high.

Light

Keep me in a bright room, but don't let me get too much direct sunlight as this will not be good for my leaves.

Water

Water regularly, keeping the soil moist but not wet.

Temperature

I grow best in a temperature range of 15-22°C.

Feeding

Feed every few weeks during spring and summer and once per month in autumn and winter.

Grooming

As part of the normal plant cycle, my older leaves will turn yellow and drop off. Trim these back to help me along.

Care

I'm sensitive to the salts found it tap water, so use distilled or rain water if possible.

Toxicity

I'll probably make you sick if you eat me.

Fact

Repot into a bigger pot when root bound every 2-3 years.

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