Madagascar Dragon Tree (Dracaena Marginata 'Colorama')

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Growing Zone: 10-11
Growing Zone: 10-11 Outdoors

Plant Specifications

Plant Name Madagascar Dragon Tree (Dracaena Marginata 'Colorama')
Mature Height 6-8 feet
Mature Width 2-3 feet
Spacing 3-4 feet apart
Sunlight Partial Sun/Shade
Temperature Tolerance 65-75°F
Watering Needs Low
Growth Rate 2-3 inches/year
Difficulty Level Easy
Grows Well Indoors Yes
Flowering Time Spring
Origin Native to Madagascar

How to Grow

The 'Colorama' prefers indirect, bright light but showcases a level of resilience to varying light conditions, including lower light. When potting, utilize a well-draining mix and ensure the container facilitates proper drainage. Ideally suited for USDA zones 10-12, this Dragon Tree variant combines beauty with adaptability.


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Care Tips

Water the plant once the top layer of soil starts to feel dry, ensuring not to over-water. Its drought-tolerant nature comes into play once it's well-established. To maintain the vibrancy of its colorful leaves, consider keeping the humidity levels up, either by frequent misting or placing it on a humidity tray.


Dracaena Marginata 'Colorama' is a prime choice for adding a pop of color to living spaces, offices, or shaded patios. Its dynamic color palette and architectural form make it an ideal accent for modern decor, tropical settings, or any space in need of a visual uplift.

Planting Tips

When potting, select a container that provides ample drainage. Enhancing your potting mix with perlite or sand can further optimize drainage. Position the plant away from direct sunlight to prevent potential leaf burn.


Regularly clean the leaves using a damp cloth to remove dust and maintain their lustrous appearance. Trim any older or yellowing leaves to promote new growth and keep the plant looking vibrant.

Pests and Diseases

Be on the lookout for common pests like mealybugs, spider mites, or scale. These can be addressed with treatments such as insecticidal soaps or neem oil. Ensuring good air circulation and avoiding waterlogged conditions will help ward off fungal diseases and root rot.

Note: While a visual spectacle, Dracaena Marginata 'Colorama' is toxic when consumed. Position it in areas inaccessible to pets or children to ensure their safety.



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