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About Dragon Tree
Did you know the genus name Dracaena comes from the Greek for ‘female dragon’? Some plants in this genus have thick, red resin which was reminiscent of dragon blood! 🐲 Dracaenas are native to Africa, Asia, and northern Australia, and are known for being super easy to care for. Some species can go months without water, and many can grow well in low sunlight.
Dracaena reflexa var. angustifolia
Also known as
Madagasgar Dragon, Aron and Dracaena reflexa var. angustifolia
How to care for Dragon Tree
Dragon Tree needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
February 3rd, 2023
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Las Vegas is currently low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determi…
February 3rd, 2023
Las Vegas is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Las Vegas is expected to increase by 35.3% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 12.7 megajoules of energy per …
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 💪.
We wouldn’t recommend testing its limits during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Las Vegas, Nevada ⛅.
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.