Plant Care Dragon tree
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Dragon tree

4.6 out of 5 (41 experiences)

Dragon tree has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Dragon tree has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Taxonomy

Dracaena marginata
Dracaena
Asparagaceae
Asparagales

What other plant parents say

Dragon tree has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 33
Dragon tree has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 14
Dragon tree has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 9
Dragon tree has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 7
Dragon tree has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 6
Dragon tree has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 2
Dragon tree has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Dsplants avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Dragon tree named Frankie by Dsplants on Greg, the plant care app
04/09/2021

This plant survived for years in a too-small pot and really sporadic watering schedules and patches of altogether neglect before I brought it home from the office. Depsite having done no research on …

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@Alison
Bentonville, AR
Rating of the plant Dragon tree named Fron by Alison on Greg, the plant care app
02/14/2021

They are wonderful survivors! I accidentally burned my leaves transporting it in a car...leaves hit the hot windshield. Anyway after a few days of all the leaves wilting and dying. I just cut them al…

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@Plantfather
Orlando, FL
Rating of the plant Dragon tree named kiki by Plantfather on Greg, the plant care app
03/30/2021

kiki is my second dragon tree, my first being a bigger one from ikea (which might’ve had a mealybug infestation) but the first one died so quickly. kiki fluctuates from doing great so being super dro…

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@Rierie312
Wheaton, IL
Rating of the plant Dragon tree named Pinky by Rierie312 on Greg, the plant care app
03/02/2021

I did nearly kill it w overwatering this winter but 2 of the 3 stalks survived & have regained their beautiful pink color! If you want color in your plants without the drama (I’m looking at you croto…

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Ratinnahat avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Dragon tree named Nelson by Ratinnahat on Greg, the plant care app
04/14/2021

Honestly have no clue anything about him, but have had him for 6 months and I love him, and he’s survived, and I love hin

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@Lilyyandow
Bedford, NH
Rating of the plant Dragon tree named Denali by Lilyyandow on Greg, the plant care app
02/16/2021

have had this plant nearly die on me multiple times but somehow it’s still alive so i’m not sure i’d recommend it or not

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@Katie
Las Vegas, NV
Rating of the plant Dragon tree named Your plant by Katie on Greg, the plant care app
04/08/2021

This plant does not do well in soggy water. Make sure your water has good drainage. Soiled roots will kill this guy.

Lurkinglegend avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Dragon tree named Dragonite by Lurkinglegend on Greg, the plant care app
02/19/2021

Very easy to grow and doesn’t need to be watered often. The plant grows tall so have space for it

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@Evieg
Griffith, IN
Rating of the plant Dragon tree named Dragon tree by Evieg on Greg, the plant care app
03/29/2021

My plant is 17 years old. I have repotted this maybe twice. Lush and beautiful

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@Crazyplantl…
Bethlehem, PA
Rating of the plant Dragon tree named Dragon by Crazyplantlady on Greg, the plant care app
02/15/2021

I love that I’ve had it for years with very minimal effort.

How to care for Dragon tree

Water

How often to water your Dragon tree

Water needs for Dragon tree
0.5 cups
every 12

Dragon tree needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Dragon tree

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Dragon tree in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Dragon tree: 6ft from a window
6ft or less from
a window

Dragon tree can tolerate being far from a window and light source.

Place it less than 6 feet from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪.

Select your city to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Dragon tree in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Dragon tree

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Dragon tree: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Dragon tree after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Dragon tree

Dragon tree

Dragon tree


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 6ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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