How to grow Dracaena marginata

Dracaena marginata grow and care – succulent tree of the genus Dracaena also known as Dragon tree or Dracena marginata, Dracaena marginata perennial evergreen used as ornamental drought tolerant plant, can grow in mediterranean, desert, subtropics climate or as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 9-12.

Leaves color green with red, yellow or white hedge, the leaves like spear with pointed top, leaves grow in rosette structure.

Dracaena marginata flower

Flower color white small and grow on stems in inflorescence, flower bloom after 10-15 years and the stem die after the bloom.

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How to grow Dracaena marginata growing and care:

Frost free, well-drained soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Grow very slow

Planting season:
All year

Pests and diseases:
Slugs, snails

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Dead leaves and stems that already bloom

Size of the plant:
1.5-3.5 m 7-12 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Slow growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade / Full Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:

General information about the flower:
White small and grow on stems in inflorescence, flower bloom after 10-15 years and the stem die after the bloom.

Scientific name:

Dracaena marginata

How to grow Dracaena marginata

Growing Dracaena marginata

Dracaena marginata plant care

Dracaena marginata


Blooming Seasons
  • Summer flowers
Flower colors
  • White flower
  • Desert Climate
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
Leaf color
  • Red leaves
  • White leaves
  • Yellow leaf
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Slow growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Perennial plant
  • Succulent
  • Tree
Plant Uses
  • Colored leaves
  • Drought tolerant plants
  • Indoor plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
  • Winter planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
  • Shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Small amounts of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 9