Madagascar Dragon Tree
Dracaena marginata

Care advice

Watering guidelines During summer the soil should be kept very moist, while during winter it should be kept moist.
Fertilizer suggestions Use Green plant fertilizer (e.g. N14-P6-K8).
Mist requirements Mist every 4 days
Light preferences Prefers bright light but not direct sun
Temperature preference Prefers warm constant temperatures through the whole year (average around 22 °C).
pH range 6.1 - 6.5
Acidity preference loves acidic conditions
Toxicity irritant


Climate tropical rainforest



Other common names Candelabra Tree, Dragon Palm, Money Tree, Red-Margined Dracaena, Pleomele, Song of India
Family Asparagaceae
Other scientific names Dracaena reflexa angustifolia


Growth form shrub
Hardiness USDA 11 (plant tolerates a minimum temperature of 4°C)
Flowering true
Flower color
  • white
  • cream
Leaf color
  • green
Fruit color
  • orange
  • purple
  • red