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Dracaena Marginata – Red Edged Dracaena


Dracaena marginata commonly called Red-edge Dracaena or Madagascar dragon tree, and can grow to 15 feet in height, supported by a long, slender truck or “cane” and it is also one of the top indoor plants.

Its foliage is a near vertical to horizontal mass of narrow pointed green leaves with red to purple stripes along the outer edge. As new leaves emerge from the top, the mature leaves on the bottom drop away.

The Dracaena marginata canes can be grown straight to produce a tall plant with a compact “footprint” or be trained to curve, creating unique character plants. Several Dracaena canes are generally planted in each pot, often of varying lengths to produce a “fuller” specimen.

Marginata the Red Edged Dracaena

Dracaenas have wide leaves that do accumulate dust. Wipe leaves regularly with a damp cloth to remove dust. Although most Dracaenas have few problems with pest, occasionally mealy bug and scale can attack the plant.

Dracaena can get pest like the mealy bug, spider mites and scale! Homeowners have few safe choices… until now! Click here to read the latest article on an easy, safe, natural solution for Dracaena pests!

The temperature requirements for Dracaena marginata is a comfortable 75 degrees and the water requirements are low. Dracaenas are one of the plants used in the NASA Clean Air Study and has shown to help remove Formaldehyde.

Contact your local garden professional for information on treating your tropicals for pest and for care information check out the Dracaena Care Guide.

Dracaena fragrans ‘Massangeana’


The very popular Dracaena fragrans ‘Massangeana’ is more commonly known as the Corn Plant. It does well in low light conditions and its wide leaves are long and arc gracefully from the stalk.

Fragrans can be either grown as a low shrub form, by rooting tip cuttings, or a tree form, by rooting mature canes.

The ‘Massangeana” variety is the most popular, due to its dramatic yellow variegation running down the center of its leaves.

dracaena fragrans massangeana

The temperature requirements for fragrans is a comfortable 75 degrees and the water requirements are low. Dracaenas are one of the plants used in the NASA Clean Air Study and has shown to help remove Formaldehyde.

Dracaenas have wide leaves that do accumulate dust. Wipe leaves regularly with a damp cloth to remove dust. Although most Dracaenas have few problems with pest, occasionally mealy bug and scale can attack the plant.

Contact your local garden professional for information on treating your tropicals for pest and for care information check out this Dracaena Care Guide.

Dracaena Warneckii


Name: Dracaena deremensis ‘Warneckii’

Dracaena Warneckii is also called Striped dracaena, this plant has some similarity to “Janet Craig” as it is a medium sized shrub. Its foliage is narrower than “Janet Craig” and comes to a sharper point, with distinctive white stripes running lengthwise in the leafs center.

Dracaena deremensis Warneckii “Jumbo” is slightly more compact with wider leaves and Dracaena deremensis Warneckii “Lemon Lime” has dramatic green stripes on its foliage.

Dracaena Warneckii bush

Dracaena can get pest like the mealy bug, spider mites and scale! Homeowners have few safe choices… until now! Click here to read our latest article on an easy, safe, natural solution for Dracaena pests!

The temperature requirements for Warneckii is a comfortable 75 degrees and the water requirements are low. Dracaenas are one of the plants used in the NASA Clean Air Study and has shown to help remove Formaldehyde.

Dracaenas have wide leaves that do accumulate dust. Wipe leaves regularly with a damp cloth to remove dust. Although most Dracaenas have few problems with pest, occasionally mealy bug and scale can attack the plant.

If you’re ready to discover the inside scope on Dracaena care check out this special Dracaena care guide. Grab the special care guide on Dracaeas today.

Dracaena Rikki


Name: Dracaena ‘Rikki’

Dracaena Rikki is a relatively new Dracaena for interior use.

Rikki features deep rich green leaves with highlighted yellow bands in the center running the length of the leaf.

Rikki is open and aesthetically pleasing with a color pattern that provides an interesting alternative choice to other Dracaena varieties such as Dracaena Janet Craig, Dracaena Warneckii, and Dracaena Gold Star.

It’s difficult to find many plants that are colorful and maintain their color when placed indoors under lower light conditions. That’s one of the excellent qualities that Dracaena ‘Rikki’ exhibits. Interior plantscapers are giving this new variety very impressive reviews.

Dracaena Rikki

The temperature requirements for Rikki is a comfortable 75 degrees and the water requirements are low. Dracaenas are one of the plants used in the NASA Clean Air Study and has shown to help remove Formaldehyde.

Dracaenas have wide leaves that do accumulate dust. Wipe leaves regularly with a damp cloth to remove dust. Although most Dracaenas have few problems with pest, occasionally mealy bug and scale can attack the plant.

Contact your local garden professional for information on treating your tropicals for pest.

Dracaena Reflexa


Name: Dracaena reflexa

You might know this plant by its common names Pleomele or Maylasian draceana. This plant can be grown as a small bush, or, left to its own devices outdoors in a subtropical climate, a tree reaching over 30 feet in height. It has short, thick, pointed leaves.

The reflexa has dark green foliage while Dracaena reflexa ‘Song of Jamaica’ is variegated with off white to yellow-beige colored stripes and Dracaena reflexa ‘Song of India’ boasts a bright yellow variegation.

dracaena reflexa - Pleomele

The temperature requirements for reflexa is a comfortable 75 degrees and the water requirements are low. Dracaenas are one of the plants used in the NASA Clean Air Study and has shown to help remove Formaldehyde.

Dracaenas have wide leaves that do accumulate dust. Wipe leaves regularly with a damp cloth to remove dust. Although most Dracaenas have few problems with pest, occasionally mealy bug and scale can attack the plant.

Mealy Bug on Your Dracaena?

Dracaena can get pest like the mealy bug, spider mites and scale! Homeowners have few safe choices… until now! Click here to read our latest article on an easy, safe, natural solution for Dracaena pests!

Ready to learn the inside secrets of Dracaena care? Check out this special care guide.

Dracaena Janet Craig


Name: Dracaena deremensis ‘Janet Craig’

Janet Craig is one of the most popular Draceanas used indoors, likely due to it’s ability to grow in low light and tolerate considerable dryness.

It is a medium sized Draceana, usually planted with 3 to 5 stalks per pot. It’s leaves are dark green, approximately 2 feet in length and about 3 inches wide, and cascade downward gently from the stalk.

The “Compacta” variety is, like its name suggests, is a compact smaller version, growing about only 1 foot tall with small leaves tight to the stalk.

Dracaena Janet Craig

The temperature requirements for Janet Craig is a comfortable 75 degrees and the water requirements are low. Dracaenas are one of the plants used in the NASA Clean Air Study and has shown to help remove Formaldehyde.

The wide leaves on Dracaenas can and do accumulate dust. Wipe leaves down regularly with a damp cloth to remove dust. Although most Dracaenas have few problems with pest, occasionally mealy bug and scale can attack the plant.

If you’re ready to discover the inside scope on Dracaena care check out this special Dracaena care guide. Grab this special care guide on Dracaeas today.

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