If you have a love for gardening, but don’t always have the space or time to care for a full on outdoor garden, one of your best options is to find colorful and vibrant indoor plants to care for. This allows you to bring the beautiful color and feel of the foliage into your home, and can also provide many benefits to your home as well. For those that are in the beginning stage of indoor plant care, an easy first plant is hat of the Dracaena Marginata (also known as the Dragon Tree plant). In this article, we are going to give you all of the tips, tricks, and other bits of advice that you will need to grow and care for your Dracaena plant in your home, and what you can expect as you continue to care for it as well. With that said, let’s get started learning about the Dragon Tree plant.
What Is A Dracaena Marginata?
The Dracaena Marginata is a plant that is perfect for beginners because it is a little more forgiving thab other indoor plants that you will see in terms of care. They are plants that can handle being dry for longer periods of time, making t okay to forget to water them every now and again. They often produce vibrant colored and stiff leaves, and grow to be about two to three feet tall — That said you will want to plant them in a larger pot, or transplant them once they begin to grow larger. They also have quite a unique bloom, which first begins with small white flowers in the spring, followed by reddish or orangish colored berries soon after. This is quite a rare trait for indoor plants in general, as they majority typically don’t bloom with flowers and berries. When it comes to the care of these plants, it is quite an easy process, as we mentioned before; We will discuss this more in the next section of our article.
How To Care For Your Dracaena
As we eluded to before, the dragon tree plant is quite easy to maintain and care for. They are perfect for indoor spaces, as they don’t require much watering — In fact, it can be quite easy to over water these plants while caring for them. If you aren’t sure whether you are watering too much or too little, just look to the leaves. Browning of the leaves will indicate overwatering, whereas yellowing leaves indicate the need for more water. It is also important to make sure that they are planted in a soil mixture that allows for draining and disperse men of the water to all of the roots.
Another reason why these plants are great indoor plants is because they don’t need quite as much sunlight either. They thrive best in a medium sunlight and partial shade mixture when planted outdoors, and exposure to full sunlight can actual end up burning the leaves and harming the plant. The Dracaena also does best in temperatures ranging anywhere from seventy to eighty degrees Fahrenheit, and also prefer homes with more humidity or moisture in the air.
One more word of advice, specifically to pet owners — The Dracaena Marginata is a plant that is considered poisonous. While it doesn’t effect humans, it can be something that is quite harmful to household pets, such as cats and dogs. So, if you are planning to keep them in the home, you might want to put them in an area where your pet won’t have access, or find a different indoor plant to bring into the home.
Dracaena Marginata (Dragon Tree plant) is a type of plant that is, as we mentioned before, a great starter indoor or outdoor plant for anyone wanted to test out their green thumb. With their low maintenance and beauty, they make for a terrific plant for any indoor space. Just make sure to keep these tips and bra of advice in mind when bringing one into your home. If you happen to have more questions or concerns regarding the Dracaena, you can always find more information online or from your local nursery as well.