Dracaena marginata

21cm pot - 1.2m tall £44.99
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Buy Dracaena marginata dragon tree: Fine leaves edged in red

  • Position: prefers light shade, but close to a window
  • Soil: good potting compost
  • Rate of growth: average to fast
  • Hardiness: tender (indoors only)
  • Current height: approximately 120cm (+ or - 10% including the pot)
  • Pot cover: choose a 22cm pot cover to give a good fit over the pot

    Possibly one of the most popular dracaenas, it has slender, predominantly green leaves, many of which have a fine red edge running down their length. These form at the tops of the upright stems, giving the plant an attractive shaggy-headed appearance.

    Please note that the pot in the photograph is not supplied with the plant (which is sent out in a simple nursery pot). They do however make excellent potted plants, and if you wish to pot yours up, we do have a wide range of pots on our website to choose from.

  • Home care: Water well in the growing season, but less so in winter. Misting the leaves with water will help keep the humidity levels high, as well as keeping the leaves dust-free. Repot in spring every couple of years and keep temperatures above 10°C in winter.

  • Pets: Harmful if eaten

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Notes on Dracaena marginata

"NASA research has found that Dracaenas are one of the most efficient indoor plants for filtering formaldehyde (which is often found in fibreboard and plywood) from the air."

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Great looking plant, very good value


Great looking plant that sits well in most rooms of the house. I have this sat in my living room and it really improves the appearance of the whole room. The plant is very attractive and neat, so if you want something that doesn't encroach on your space too much, this is perfect.




very healthy, uplifting plant


it's an good time of the day... meditative





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Can you trim the top if it gets to tall for the house.

I don't have a nick name.

Yes, you can trim the stems back, and they will often go on to produce new side shoots - but it will look pretty forlorn for a year or two with the top lopped off!


My plant seem to be losing all the leaves and I can't seem to see it sprouting a new stem like those you show.


New stems will take some time to develop, but you should look for new (leafy) growth at the tips of the existing stems. If however your plant is losing too many of its leaves, then the most likely cause is over-watering, so do cut back on this, and only water when the compost is feeling dry to the touch.


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