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Dracenas are also known as dragon trees, or cane plants. They come in many different color combinations, but they all have similarly shaped leaves—long and pointy. Most of them grow to be tall and contorted. Janet Craig and Song of India tend to stay shorter and bushier. They should never need pruning, other than removing dead leaves from time to time.
Draceana Marginata Light Requirements
Medium indirect light.
Repot as needed, when roots start to poke out of the bottom of the pot.
Keep soil slightly dry to the touch, but not bone dry.
Feed monthly during spring and summer with Schultz Houseplant food.
Problems and Solutions
Susceptible to mealybug. Use ferti-lome Triple Action Plus.
Great plants for snakes and lizards to hang out in! Very contemporary looking.
- Dracaena marginata: has dark green narrow leaves with a red margin
- Dracaena marg. tricolor: has narrow green leaves with a pink & white edge
- Dracaena warneckii: has wider frost green leaves w/ a wide white margin
- Dracaena janet craig: has wider solid green leaves
- Dracaena song of India: has short, pointy green leaves with or without a wide creamy edge
- Dracaena fragans: corn plant, has long green leaves striped with yellow