Dracaena Marginata
Plant Care

Dracaena Marginata Care

Dracaena Marginata care is easy as they are low maintenance plants…


Dracaena Marginata Care Summary

Light needs:Will do ok in lower light areas of your home but will do better in medium light areas of indirect sunlight.
Watering needs:Let the top layer dry out before watering again, check once a week.
Fertilizer:They do not need feed, but will grow quicker if fed once a month in summer.
Soil:A peat based multi purpose potting compost.
Humidity:60%. They like the higher end of household humidity but are not overly fussy.
Temperature:18-25°C (64-77°F). Normal household temperatures are ideal.
Where to buy:Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.
Other names:Dragon Tree.
Common issues:Root root.

Intro

Welcome to our guide to Dracaena Marginata Care. Dracaena Marginata aka Dragon tree is a much loved and popular houseplant.

See also: Yucca Plant Care, Snake Plant Care (Dracaena Trifasciata), Dracaena Compacta.

Light Needs

A dragon tree will do ok in lower light areas of your home but will do better in medium light areas of indirect sunlight.

How Often to Water A Dracaena Marginata

Let your dragon plant soil’s top layers dry out between waterings, a finger depth down should be dry before watering again.

Fertilizer

You do not need to feed a dracaena marginata, but if you feed them once a month in the summer they will grow quicker.

Soil

Use a peat based multi purpose potting compost for your dracaena marginata.

When To Repot A Dracaena Marginata

You don’t need to repot a dracaena marginata regularly, but if they become root bound you can pot them up a pot size. The best time to do this is in spring.

Humidity

Dracaena Marginata like the higher end of household humidity but are not overly fussy when it comes to humidity.

Temperature

Normal household temperatures are good for your Dracaena Marginata, 18-25°C (64-77°F), they do not like to get too cold in winter though.

Where To Buy a Dracaena Marginata

Support your local plants shop! You can normally find dragon plants in local plant stores and garden centers.

Other Names for Dracaena Marginata

Dragon Tree.

Dracaena Marginata care FAQs and Common Problems

As with all plants make sure you don’t overwater your dragon plant in case of root rot, and do not let it get down towards freezing temperatures in the winter.

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