Scientific: Dracaena Marginata
Common Name: Dragon Tree
In your beginner plant kit, I’m at the tops of the list. I am robust and accepts irregular watering. I would bring this touch of exoticism to your interior.
I am toxic to cats, be careful not to let them get too close.
How can you recognize me?
I look like a palm tree, but I’m not one.
My long, shiny leaves with two-tone designs make me easily recognizable.
Do you know the mystical history of the Dracaena?
Let’s go back to the antiquity and the 12 Works of Hercules. During the 11th century, he had to go to recover a golden apple (promising immortality) in the garden of the Hesperides. The tree was guarded by a hundred-headed dragon, nicknamed Ladon. When Hercules killed him, his blood spilled over the earth which gave birth to the family of the Dragon Trees, (in Latin, Dracaena)