Madagascar Dragon Tree
I'm the Madagascar Dragon Tree. I resemble that of a mini tree with my thick and woody cane. I'm a houseplant on the taller side but I am one of the easiest plants to care for and am very durable. My long green leaves are trimmed with red and great for adding an elegant tropical vibe to your home. My leaves are great at cleaning the air so place me next to where you sleep so I can best help care for you
Difficulty Level: low maintenance and easy to care for
Light Needed: bright, indirect light
Water: only when soil is dry
Plant Traits: air purifying, easy indoor plant
The Madagascar Dragon Tree has long, thick dark green leaves trimmed in red that have a grassy look. The canes of the plant are thick, woody, and durable. This plant is very hardy and easy to care for, making it great for beginners. It is a taller houseplant option and can grow up to 8' tall indoors, perfect for an empty corner in your home. This plant is great for filtering your air by removing xylene and trichloroethylene from indoor air.
Botanical Name: Dracaena marginata cane
Nicknames: Madagascar Dragon Tree, Rainbow Plant, Dragon Tree, Dragon Plant
Plant Type: Broadleaf evergreen
Native To: Madagascar
Mature Size: Up to 8' tall indoors
Leaf Color: Green and red
Leaf Shape: Pointed and grass-like
Growing Season: Spring and summer
Favorite Rooms: Bedroom, living room
Health Benefits: Great plant for filtering harmful toxins out of your air
Grow Pot Size: 6" wide x 5" tall
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BIODEGRADABLE GROW POT
Our biodegradable grow pots are made of 50% sphagnum peat, wood fiber and lime to adjust the pH. The peat content provides a combination of superior root penetration, good drainage and aeration whilst the wood fibers strengthen the pot.
Designed for easy transplant. They are 100% compostable and approved for organic production. Simply place the entire biodegradable pot into your planter and the roots of your plant will soon grow through and decompose the pot.
ECO-FRIENDLY ROOT POUCH
Our recycled & semi-degradable eco-friendly fabric bags are made from a mix all natural fibers and recycled plastic water bottles saved from landfills. The breathable fabric allows for your plants to stay cool in the summer and provides good drainage to avoid overwatering. They provide a healthy environment for your plant to grow by pruning the roots and creating dense, healthy root structures.
These fabric bags are washable and recyclable. It will take 1-2 years for the bags to semi degrade. Use your fabric bag as a decorative planter and remove from the bag when it is time to repot. This planter is designed by Root Pouch.
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Ideal lighting is bright, indirect light but can also survive in lower light areas. The lower the light the lower the growth rate, which may create smaller leaves. Keep out of direct sunlight to avoid the leaves from burning.
Water when the topsoil is dry, about every 10 days. Only water when the top 50% of the soil is dry as overwatering can cause root rot. Reduce watering in winter.
Prefers warmer climates of around 70°F - 80°F but any comfortable room temperature is fine. Normal household humidity is fine but misting if your air is dry is advised. This plant likes fresh air so consider putting near an open window opposed to a stuffy room.
This plant is a slow grower and can grow up to 8' tall indoors but are seen to grow up to 70' tall in nature. It is not a heavy feeder but fertilizer monthly plant food in the spring and summer, it prefers a well-balanced fertilizer diluted to 1/2 the recommended strength. Do not feed in the fall or winter.
This plant can be repotted any time of year, but late spring is best. It does not need to be repotted often as it can grow quite tall with a small rootball. Only repot every 2 years at most to give the plant fresh, nutritious soil. Use a well-draining soil when repotting.
The dragon tree can be propagated through stem cuttings. Use clean scissors to cut off a branch from your tree. Place the cutting in water and give it bright, indirect light. The cutting will start to root within about 3 weeks and you can transfer it to fresh potting soil.
Extremely poisonous to cats and dogs if ingested.