Plant Care Red-Edged Dracaena

Red-Edged Dracaena

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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.


Dracaena reflexa var. angustifolia 'Open Weave'

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


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

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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 💪.

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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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Care Summary for Red-Edged Dracaena

Red-Edged Dracaena

Red-Edged Dracaena

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 6ft from a window


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
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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.

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