What is this Plant? (Dracaena marginata)

What is this Plant? Dracaena marginata
Commonly known as the Madagascar dragon tree, this is a popular house plant. It is supported by long, slender trunks with narrow green leaves edged in a purplish-red, that distinguishes this Dracaena from its many cousins. This is a page about what is this plant? Dracaena marginata.

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January 14, 2017

What is this plant called?

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This is a marginata cane plant, also known as dragon tree.

Here are some care instructions.

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January 15, 20170 found this helpful
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Your plant is one of the Dracaena family (most common plant/name of that family is the corn plant). I believe it looks much better when grown as a "family" with several plants in one pot (all different heights). Read below to find out how to start your family.


There is a lot of information on the Internet about this family of plants but one of my favorite sites is called wikihow as their information is so easy to read and understand:

Here is another site that gives a lot of information also:

Here is a warning:
Dracaena houseplants are not considered poisonous to humans, but are extremely poisonous to dogs and cats with a #2 toxicity level.

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September 11, 2017

Does anyone know what this plant is called?

Identifying a Houseplant - dracaena like houseplant
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You have a Dracaena marginata tricolor and these are really nice house plants although they do get tall. Some people call these a Dragon Tree.


Growing indoors, try to place it on a north-facing windowsill where it will get good light but no direct sun.
Dragon trees prefer medium amounts of water but over watering will cause root rot quickly. To prevent root rot, make sure that you provide good drainage and be careful not to over water. Under watering is better.
Try to keep it in a temperature range in between 65ºF and 80ºF.
Here are a couple of links to give you full care instructions.

This plant is poisonous and is toxic to both cats and dogs.

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