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 Height||18 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
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.
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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.
- 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 (3-6 hrs a day) for healthy growth. 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 (3-6 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.
Is Dracaena poisonous?
Dracaena are 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 3-6 hrs a day sunlight but make sure to protect all plants from afternoon harsh sunlight.
Does Dracaena clean the air?
Like all plants Dracaena also clean air.
Can Dracaena grow outdoors?
Yes, Dracaena can be grown outdoors.
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?
Overwatering, underwatering and/or exposure to hot and cold droughts are the main reasons. Please check plant growing conditions for the exact 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?
Repot the plant when it starts outgrowing the current pot or roots start coming out of drainage holes.
Friday, 13 March 2020
Does it comes with soil?
Saturday, 29 February 2020
Good packaging and good plants& Nice deals...
Sunday, 16 February 2020
Can i keep it in my ac room?
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