Plant Care Dragon Tail Plant

Dragon Tail Plant

4.8 out of 5 (5 experiences)

Dragon Tail Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves
Dragon Tail Plant has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate

About Dragon Tail Plant

The genus name Epipremnum comes from the Greek roots meaning 'upon' and 'stump', since these plants are expert tree climbers! All parts of them are toxic, so be sure to keep them away from furry friends and small children.

Taxonomy

Epipremnum pinnatum
Epipremnum
Araceae
Alismatales

Also known as

Centipede tongavine

How to care for Dragon Tail Plant

💦 Water

How often to water your Dragon Tail Plant

Water needs for Dragon Tail Plant
0.5 cups
every 9

Dragon Tail Plant needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 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 Tail Plant

Water 0.5 cups every
9

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Dragon Tail Plant in your home

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

Dragon Tail Plant 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 region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Dragon Tail Plant in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Dragon Tail Plant

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Dragon Tail Plant: 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 Tail Plant after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Dragon Tail Plant prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

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☀️ Sunlight Needs

Dragon Tail Plant 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 region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

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🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.

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💨 Humidity

Dragon Tail Plant doesn’t require additional humidity. Plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves, so the best way to provide humidity for your plants is through watering the soil.


🪴 Soil

Dragon Tail Plant does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Dragon Tail Plant →

When and How to Successfully Repot Dragon Tail Plant →


💩 Fertilizer

Dragon Tail Plant should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!

How Much and When to Fertilize Dragon Tail Plant →


❄️ Dormancy

It’s common for Dragon Tail Plant to go dormant in the wintertime and you may notice their growth slow down. Waterings should be spaced out more during this time.


🌎 Native Region

Dragon Tail Plant is native to tropical China through Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands.


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Dragon Tail Plant

Dragon Tail Plant

Dragon Tail Plant


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 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.

What other plant parents say

Dragon Tail Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 4
Dragon Tail Plant has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 2
Dragon Tail Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 2
Dragon Tail Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
Dragon Tail Plant has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
@Alynee avatar
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leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 66 XP
12/28/2021

Great indoor plant, does not require a lot of effort to grow and to keep it healthy and gorgeous. ❤️🪴

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
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leaf-1 45 Plants
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globe Withcott, Queensland
11/24/2021

Refreshing touch to a room. Lush leaves

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
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leaf-1 35 Plants
xp 728 XP
10/08/2021

Beautiful indoor plant

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
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leaf-1 4 Plants
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globe Wangoom, Victoria
05/20/2021

it’s a climber, and isn’t easy to kill

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves

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