- Botanical name: Dracaena marginata
- Common name: Dragon tree
- Family: Asparagaceae
- Plant Type: Conservatory, House plant, Evergreen
Dracaena marginata, or the dragon tree, is a houseplant that has elegant long, thin leaves with red edges. The lower leaves gradually fall away to reveal a thin trunk. The dragon tree looks good on its own and is also useful for providing height among a group of houseplants.
Dracaena marginata is a low maintenance plant that can last for years. It prefers a bright or lightly shaded spot but will also tolerate lower light levels. It likes moist compost but is tolerant of erratic watering. Wipe the leaves occasionally to keep them dust free and shiny, pulling any that have died off.
How to grow Dracaena marginata
- Sun exposure: Dappled shade, partial shade
Dracaena marginata and wildlife
Dracaena marginata has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.
Is Dracaena marginata poisonous?
Dracaena marginata can be toxic.
Toxic to Cats
Toxic to Dogs
No reported toxicity to Birds
No reported toxicity to Horses
No reported toxicity to Livestock
No reported toxicity to People