Puspita Nursery Dracaena marginata, dracaena marginata, often called the dragon tree, is a popular indoor plant originally from east africa that is often used to adorn homes and offices. Easy to care for because of its low light and water needs, it features green, thin leaves with red and yellow strips along the edges; these grow from a thin cane that can reach heights of 15 feet (or 5 meters). The best way to grow dracaenas is to buy a small one from a nursery and plant it in a simple pot. After that, the necessary care is very simple. As the plant ages, it will continue to grow and sprout new branches and leaves up to 2 feet or 2/3 of a meter long, while lower leaves may fall off naturally. Dracaena marginata is an attractive, stiff-leaved plant with colorful foliage that sometimes goes by the name dragon tree. Most of the time, though, its sold simply as œdracaena marginata or just œdracaena. these are tough, drought-tolerant plants with aggressive root systems that make excellent houseplants they are a little more forgiving than some of the other dracaena. It helps that theyre attractive and varied. They are sometimes grown as single-stemmed plants; other times grouped or even braided together in the same pot. Growing conditions:light:relatively bright light, water:allow the plants to dry between waterings, but not completely. These are more susceptible to root rot, so be very careful never to allow them to sit in water, temperature:they thrive between 65ºf and 80ºf. They will suffer if it gets too cold and cannot tolerate freezing, soil:loose, well-drained potting mix, fertilizer:they have a lower need for fertilizer, so fertilizer lightly at the beginning of spring or twice a year with controlled-release fertilizer. Propagation:d. Marginata roots easily from root tip cuttings so easily that its often used in dish gardens and readily propagated by nurseries and retailers.
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