Magenta Dragon Tree - Dracaena marginata 'Magenta'

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Scientific Name
Dracaena marginata (Dragonlike plant with borders) 'Magenta'

Common Name
Magenta Dragon Tree, Madagascar Dragon Tree, Spanish Dagger, Red-Stemmed Dracaena

Originates in Madagascar

The Dragon Tree is a truly majestic species, with its thin trunks and explosion of narrow, blade-like foliage at the top making it really distinctive. This variety is even further marked out by the stunning magenta stripes along its leaves, a subtle variegation which adds more interest to the plant. The genus name 'Dracaena', dragon, actually refers to the colour of this plant's sap, but given the fierce appearance of the leaves, it is doubly appropriate. But don't worry, it's not as sharp as it looks!

Likes bright, indirect light. It will scorch in direct sun though, so choose a spot which doesn't get too flooded by the sun.

Allow half of the soil to dry out in between waters, and reduce your watering further in winter, or in darker locations.

Average humidity is fine for this plant, just don't keep it too near a radiator which would dry it out!

Use well-draining soil to keep this plant from sitting too soggy; a mix with added bark would suit it well. Repot every three years in spring as it grows.

Feed every four waters in the growing season, reduce to every six in autumn and winter.

Ideal temperature is 20-32°C; make sure it does not get colder than 12°C in winter.

No, this plant is toxic to pets and small humans.

Sprouts Top Tips
Keep an eye out for overwatering with your dragon tree! It can cause many issues and damage the root system. Look out for yellowing leaves, especially close to the soil.

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Decorative pots are sold separately and can be found here.

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