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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 San Diego, California.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
January 26th, 2023
Sunlight energy as measured by “net radiation” in San Diego is currently medium 👌.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determi…
January 27th, 2023
San Diego is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in San Diego is expected to increase by 24.5% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 12.7 megajoules of energy per …
January 26th, 2023
This month, San Diego is getting an average of 9.2 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will increase by 6.8% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.6 total hours of da…
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 San Diego, California ⛅.
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.
January 22nd, 2023
The growing potential in San Diego is low 📉.
Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.
It's best to rep…