- Botanical Name: Dracaena 'Marginata Magenta'
- Common Name(s): Dragon Tree
- Description: A member of the Dracaena family, this durable plant can easily be mistaken for a palm plant. This care-free plant has head of narrow, bright green leaves edged with red or pink stripes. It thrives in a large range of environments and is great for adding a tropical appearance to any room.
- Care: Dracaena survives in low light and fluorescent lighting conditions, but it grows faster if given a couple of hours of medium to bright indirect sunlight daily. Avoid harsh direct sun to prevent scorching leaves.
This plant requires less water than most houseplants. It prefers slightly moist but not waterlogged soil. Check the soil twice per week and only water when the top 1" of the soil is dry to the touch.
Dracaena likes rich soil that can retain some moisture, but the soil should also drain well to prevent root rot. It is recommended that you mix some peat with general houseplant soil to improve drainage.
This plant grows best in normal room temperatures (between 65°F-85°F). It does not grow well in temperatures below 50°F. Warnecki thrives in average indoor humidity (40-50%), and it is recommended that you mist your plant and use a humidifier when the environment is too dry (humidity level falls below 40%).
This plant should be fertilized once per month during the growing season (spring/summer) with diluted houseplant fertilizer.
This plant contains saponins which may cause drooling, vomiting and weakness if ingested. Keep it out of reach of pets and children.