Dracaena Marginata

Scientific: Dracaena Marginata

Common Name: Dragon Tree

Family: Agavaceae

Origin: Africa

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.


Fun Fact:

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)

Up to 60' high

By a bright window, accepts direct sunlight for a few hours a day.


1X/week April to September 1X/3 weeks the rest of the year Wait until the soil is dry

Close to an East or West facing window

Every 3-4 years. Repot it so a slightly bigger pot (1"-2" max)