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Plant Know-How: Dracaena marginata

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Dracaena marginata is a house plant that often gets overlooked. You see them in the backgrounds of restaurants, malls, and doctors offices. There's a reason you see these tough plants used in the so many interiorscapes. Dracaena marginata, and Dracaena in general, are about as tough as a houseplant comes. Able to grow in a wide range of light conditions and wanting to go fairly dry in-between waterings make Dracaena marginata a perfect low maintenance plant. This plant is also the perfect choice for anyone looking for an indoor tree without the fuss. When grown indoors Dracaena marginata can grow to upwards of six feet. We've got some tips here to help your Dracaena marginata thrive and become the indoor tree of your dreams!
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Light: Your Dracaena marginata will grow best in medium to bright indirect light. Dracaena marginata can also grow in lower light conditions but make sure you adjust the frequency of watering accordingly. The less light a plant gets the slower it will use the water in the soil.

Water: Dracaena marginata wants to go almost completely dry in-between watering. If you have a saucer underneath of your Dracaena marginata make sure to dump any standing water after a thorough watering.

Did you know? The red margins on the edges of the leaves of Dracaena marginata will change depending on the amount of light it gets. The brighter light your plant gets the brighter the red will be!

Ready to add one of these easy going plants into your home? We are open for in store shopping so you can come pick out your very own Dracaena marginata in person!