Marginata (Dracaena marginata) - Plant

The Dracaena marginata provides the most durable foliage plants used indoors in offices building, hotels, malls as well as a house plant.

    What makes it special:
  • Easy to grow and low maintainance plant.
  • NASA recommended air purifier plant
  • Attractive, stiff-leaved plant with green sword-like leaves with red edges.
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About Marginata

Dracaena (Dracaena marginata)plant placed in the family Asparagaceae also known as dragon tree, is an attractive, stiff-leaved plant with green sword-like leaves edged with red. The plant has narrow, slender gray stems that are topped with shiny, arching leaves that are sword-shaped.

In the spring on the outdoor varieties, fragrant tiny white flowers bloom and are followed by circular yellow-orange berries.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height18 inch (46 cm)
Plant Spread 7 inch (18 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Dragon tree, dragon plant, Madagascar dragon tree.
Maximum Reachable Height up to 1.82 meters
Flower Colour White.
Bloom Time Rarely flowers.
Difficulty Level Easy.

Planting and care

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  • Place your plant in a place that receives Natural direct / Artificial bright Light.

  • Soil
  • The soil should be well drained and fertile, rich in organic content.

  • Watering
  • Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
  • Apply 4 cup (Approx. 200 ml) water when the top soil (1-2 inch) in pot feels dry to touch.
  • Apply water probably in the morning or evening time.
  • Do not overwater the plant.
  • As a rule of thumb, water the plant thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.

  • Application of Fertilizer
  • Before the application of fertilizer loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so it can uptake the nutrients and moisture.
  • During the main growing season (Feb to May, July to Sep) feed the plant with organic fertilizer once a month.
  • Apply water immediately after application of fertilizer.

  • Plant Protection
  • Remove dead, infected or damaged plant parts and discard them away from the plants.
  • For any insect attack or disease, you can use Neem oil, Eucalyptus oil or Citrus oil spray for primary treatment.

  • Don'ts
  • Do not over water the plant especially when pot does not have drainage holes.
  • Avoid applying water on flowers and leaves it may cause fungus infection.
  • Marginata care

    Initial care for 1-2 weeks after receiving plant at your location:

  • Keep the plant in Natural indirect bright Light.
  • Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
  • Apply 4 cup (Approx. 200 ml) water when top soil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch.
  • Do not re-pot for min. 2 weeks after receiving it.

  • Key requirements to keep plant healthy:

    Sunlight Natural direct / Artificial bright Light
    Watering Apply 4 cups (Approx. 200 ml) water when the topsoil (1-2 inch) in pot feels dry to touch.
    Soil Soil should be well drain and fertile, rich in organic content.
    Temperature 18-32 Degrees Celsius
    Fertilizer Apply organic fertilizer once a month.

    Marginata special feature

    NASA lists Dracaena marginata as a air purifier houseplant.

    Marginata uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • Used as indoor plant in home and offices

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is Dracaena plant?

    Dracaena is a group of popular plants which can be grown both indoor and outdoor based on the climatic conditions. They are known for easy care, maintenance and beautiful foliage.

    Can Dracaena grow indoors?

    Some varieties like Dracaena marginata and Dracaena fragrans can be grown in shade away from direct sunlight whereas many species do require full sun (4-6 hrs a day) for healthy growth. Dracaena plants require well-drained soil rich in organic content. Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch. If you wish to grow Dracaena indoors then best way is to choose a bright light spot as per plant requirement.

    Can Dracaena grow in water?

    Not recommended. Dracaena plant require well drained soil rich in organic content.

    When prune Dracaena?

    Prune lower leaves to impart a palm like appearance and do prune the yellow, infected leaves time to time.

    Why is my Dracaena turning brown?

    If the leaves are with brown tips and edges are yellow the most likely reason is dry air (Hot or Cold) around the plant. Another reason is roots are allowed to dry out for long. If leaves are soft and curled with brown edges then it is because of low temperatures. Also avoid over watering and making plant stand in stagnant water.

    How to care Dracaena?

    Some Dracaena like Dracaena marginata and Dracaena fragrans need indirect bright light many other would require direct sunlight (4-6 hrs a day). Use well-drained soil for potting and apply water when soil in the pot (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch. Protect the plants from hot and cold droughts. Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch. 

    Is Dracaena poisonous?

    Yes, Dracaena is toxic to pets and if ingested may cause illness in human beings also.

    Does Dracaena marginata clean air?

    Yes, Plants are natural air purifiers and so do is a Dracaena marginata plant.

    Does Dracaena need sunlight?

    Direct sunlight is not required by some species like Dracaena marginata and Dracaena fragrance but many other species require 4-6 hrs a day sunlight but make sure to protect all plants from afternoon harsh sunlight.

    Does Dracaena clean the air?

    According to the NASA Clean Air Study, Dracaena is one of the most efficient plants at removing formaldehyde from the air.

    Can Dracaena grow outdoors?

    Yes, Dracaena can be grown outdoors where it will get 4-6 hrs of sunlight.

    When does Dracaena fragrans flower?

    Generally, the very mature plant (At least 5 years old) shows flowering but it will rarely bloom indoors.

    Why is my Dracaena turning yellow?

    Dracaena turning yellow due to 1.Overwatering, underwatering. 2.Exposure to hot and cold droughts are the main reasons. Plant does not get proper sunlight. 3.Lack of Nutrient. 4.Disease infestation is also a reason.

    When does Dracaena flower?

    Dracaena rarely show flowering especially indoor. They flower when plant is mature (At least 5 years old) and well treated.

    Dracaena when to take cuttings?

    Take the cuttings of mature plant or use crown of leaves altogether and use as cutting.

    Is Dracaena indoor plant?

    Dracaena has some species that can be grown indoor and some both indoor and outdoor.

    What size of pot we should use to pot Dracaena?

    It depends on plant size. Use at least 6 inch pot for small plant but a smaller pot can also be used. Just make sure to repot the plant when it starts outgrowing the current pot or roots start coming out of drainage holes.

    When to repot Dracaena marginata?

    1. After purchasing plants if the pot is too small, proceed to re-pot so that the plant may grow properly.  2. When plant overgrows in the current pot or after every 2 -3 years change the pot and preferably in June-July. 


    Saturday, 25 July 2020

    Great plant..looked nice n fresh wen i received ..Highly recommend it!

    sowmya sharon

    Thursday, 23 July 2020

    This plants collection is awesome!!! I would recommend it to everyone.

    Ojaswi Maurya

    Friday, 13 March 2020

    Does it comes with soil?

    Mitul Gupta

    Saturday, 29 February 2020

    Good packaging and good plants& Nice deals...


    Sunday, 16 February 2020

    Can i keep it in my ac room?

    Hamid Rashad

    Thursday, 13 February 2020

    Got the plant in good condition, and it is growing well.

    Monika Sharma

    Monday, 02 July 2018

    Absolutely no complaints! Beautiful plant, great packaging, prompt delivery.


    Saturday, 30 June 2018

    Grown in coco-peat and hence requires less water while being relatively insect free.

    Aparajitha Raja

    Saturday, 30 June 2018

    Some leaves are green and some leaves are greenish yellow but anyway it looks great!


    Saturday, 30 June 2018

    "I ve bought quite a few of these and are growing very well.

    Debasre Bhattacharyya

    Thursday, 28 June 2018

    This plant is one of the easiest to grow and requires no extra attention.

    Nirmala Vijayakumar

    Thursday, 28 June 2018

    Is the item durable?

    Joshi Prisy

    Thursday, 28 June 2018

    Awesome packing for live plant.?

    Keerti Kushwaha

    Thursday, 28 June 2018

    very durable plant to a wide range of conditions

    Bharathi AG

    Thursday, 28 June 2018

    Nice plant. team is also always ready to help. Go for this if you are interested in buying a online plant. you wont be disappointed.

    Pukhrambam Kavita

    Thursday, 28 June 2018

    I bought this in January and it is in good condition I must say.


    Wednesday, 27 June 2018

    Given as a gift in the hopes of bringing prosperity to the recipient

    abhishek das

    Wednesday, 27 June 2018

    This is easy to grow with low maintenance requirements

    Jayanti Varma

    Tuesday, 26 June 2018

    I like very much this product.also i received a free gift on my order,i suggest everyone to buy N.L.

    Sharvilpriya Rai

    Monday, 25 June 2018

    Plant is in very good condition.....Vase is good ..... Packaging is ok..... Jelly balls were broken....

    Esha Cruz

    Monday, 25 June 2018

    Excellent proctus collection

    Roopam Shahi

    Sunday, 24 June 2018

    It s lovely. The plant was carefully packed and seems to be genuine plant. I m happy with my purchase.

    Shakil Anwar

    Saturday, 23 June 2018

    Perfect product to improve the ambience in your home and give it a fresh look!

    B Shukla

    Saturday, 23 June 2018

    Plant received looks good. However, exact review can be given after the plant starts to grow.

    Jaganmohan Endla

    Friday, 22 June 2018

    Excellent proctus collection

    Priti Prasad

    Thursday, 21 June 2018

    Plants are a great way to bring a little natural beauty indoors.

    Natchi Fatima

    Wednesday, 20 June 2018

    I put some water in this plant everyday and they grow like mad!

    Vivek Singh

    Tuesday, 19 June 2018

    Good quality they all grow nicely?

    Bipasha sinha

    Sunday, 17 June 2018

    Perfectly shipped with care... Live plant is healthy...

    Joshi Prisy

    Sunday, 17 June 2018

    can I grow absolutely indoor or outdoor? or partly indoor or outdoor?

    Rewa Dhar

    Sunday, 17 June 2018

    when I put the plant indoors totally, it started having yellow leaves.

    um shafi

    Saturday, 16 June 2018

    "I can t wait to bulk purchase again.

    Shyamali Basu

    Saturday, 16 June 2018

    Quick delivery, good price

    Sharmila thade

    Saturday, 16 June 2018

    perfect gift for your office and home.


    Thursday, 14 June 2018

    Given as a gift in the hopes of bringing prosperity to the recipient

    Pukhrambam Kavita

    Thursday, 14 June 2018

    Hope many more to purchase and recommend to buy from this seller without giving room second thought

    Sangeeta Chaudhry

    Thursday, 14 June 2018

    Good packing. Plant is very healthy and also I received free seeds offer & cashback . Happy :-)

    Nitin Mulik

    Wednesday, 13 June 2018

    Very nice plants...looking so beautiful..thanku nurserylive?


    Wednesday, 13 June 2018

    Good growth and 90% germination

    Rupa Sehgal

    Wednesday, 13 June 2018

    A perfect house plant.

    Hima Jyothi

    Monday, 11 June 2018

    Appealing, elegant and easy to grow plant.

    Manisha Sharma

    Saturday, 09 June 2018

    Amazed to see this plant.

    Archana Nani

    Saturday, 09 June 2018

    when I put the plant indoors totally, it started having yellow leaves.

    Kamal Knotbreaker

    Thursday, 07 June 2018

    It came well packed and is exactly how they show it

    Rasika Srivastava

    Thursday, 07 June 2018

    Very nice plants...looking so beautiful..thanku nurserylive?

    Naresh Jhorar

    Monday, 04 June 2018

    It is easiest to grow houseplant.

    Bipul Kumar Srivastav

    Wednesday, 30 May 2018

    Easy plant to grow quickly and provide the rooms with a colourful leaf display

    Archana Dutta

    Wednesday, 30 May 2018

    I have been growing exotic plants for 50 years

    Rahul Sharma

    Tuesday, 29 May 2018

    Wow nice plants in good condition delivered..?

    Vidya Vid

    Sunday, 27 May 2018

    Nice came in good condition

    Krishnakumar Sanmukhrao

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