Plant Care Red-Edged Dracaena

Red-Edged Dracaena

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Red-Edged Dracaena has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Red-Edged Dracaena has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

About Red-Edged Dracaena

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.

Taxonomy

Dracaena reflexa var. angustifolia 'Open Weave'
Dracaena
Asparagaceae
Asparagales

Also known as

Open Weave Dragon Tree, Open Weave Dragon Tree, Dragon Tree, Red-edged Dracaena and Open Weave Dracaena

How to care for Red-Edged Dracaena

💦 Water

How often to water your Red-Edged Dracaena

Water needs for Red-Edged Dracaena
0.5 cups
every 12

Red-Edged Dracaena 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 Red-Edged Dracaena

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Open Weave Dragon Tree in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Red-Edged Dracaena: 6ft from a window
6ft or less from
a window

Red-Edged Dracaena 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 Red-Edged Dracaena in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Red-Edged Dracaena

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Red-Edged Dracaena: 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 Red-Edged Dracaena after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Red-Edged Dracaena thrives in dry soil and should be watered sparingly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Open Weave Dragon Tree Water Frequency →

Open Weave Dragon Tree Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Red-Edged Dracaena 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 🏡.

Open Weave Dragon Tree Light Requirements →

Open Weave Dragon Tree Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 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.


💨 Humidity

Red-Edged Dracaena enjoys lots of humidity. Provide humidity for your plant by watering regularly and thoroughly, since plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves. They may also benefit from being placed next to a humidifier.

Open Weave Dragon Tree Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Red-Edged Dracaena is very sensitive to wet soil, so choose a potting soil that drains very well and doesn’t retain too much moisture. A good soil will have lots of perlite or vermiculite for drainage and some organic matter for nutrition. A few handfuls of perlite added to regular store-bought cactus soil will do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Open Weave Dragon Tree →

When and How to Successfully Repot Open Weave Dragon Tree →


💩 Fertilizer

Red-Edged Dracaena grows very slowly and doesn’t require added fertilizer. Replacing your plant’s potting soil once a year should provide them with more than enough nutrition. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


❄️ Dormancy

It’s common for Red-Edged Dracaena 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

Red-Edged Dracaena is native to Africa to Southern Asia and Australia.


🧐 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 Red-Edged Dracaena

Red-Edged Dracaena

Red-Edged Dracaena


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.

What other plant parents say

Red-Edged Dracaena has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 3
Red-Edged Dracaena has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 2
Red-Edged Dracaena has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 2
Red-Edged Dracaena has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Red-Edged Dracaena has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
@thiago avatar
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10/04/2021

I love my dragon tree but seems her leaf’s getting brown every day even I doing my best is a kind of frustration. But I am not giving up and hope soon she can get better.

Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily

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