Madagascar Dragon Tree (Dracaena Marginata 'Magenta')

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

Plant Specifications

Plant Name Madagascar Dragon Tree
Mature Height 10-12 feet
Mature Width 5-6 feet
Spacing 3-4 feet apart
Sunlight Full to Partial Sun
Temperature Tolerance 30-80°F
Watering Needs Moderate (Once a week)
Growth Rate 10 inches/year
Difficulty Level Easy
Grows Well Indoors Yes
Flowering Time Spring to Early Summer
Origin Native to South America

Step into the world of the mesmerizing Dracaena Marginata 'Magenta', popularly celebrated as the Madagascar Dragon Tree. This specific variant is distinguished by its tall, slender stems crowned with elongated leaves. Its deep magenta edges contrast beautifully with the central green, creating a visual spectacle that enlivens any setting.

How to Grow

The 'Magenta' craves bright, indirect sunlight, yet it's forgiving and can adjust to lower light scenarios. A well-draining soil mix is essential, and pots with efficient drainage holes are recommended. Best suited for USDA zones 10-12, this variant is a blend of elegance and resilience.


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Care Tips

Water the Madagascar Dragon Tree when the top inch of the soil becomes dry, being mindful not to over-saturate. As it matures, it exhibits a commendable drought tolerance. To keep its leaves vibrant, maintain a humid environment, achievable through methods such as misting or using a humidity tray.


The Dracaena Marginata 'Magenta' is a stellar choice for those seeking a touch of drama in their living spaces, office interiors, or sheltered outdoor areas. Its unique coloration and architectural form effortlessly enhance contemporary, bohemian, or tropical-themed decor.

Planting Tips

When potting, opt for a container with good drainage. Mixing in perlite or coarse sand with the potting soil can further aid in drainage. Ensure the plant is shielded from direct, intense sunlight to avoid leaf scorching.


For optimal aesthetics, periodically wipe the leaves with a damp cloth to clear away dust. Prune away any older or discolored leaves to encourage fresh growth and maintain its visual appeal.

Pests and Diseases

Monitor for potential pests like spider mites, mealybugs, and scale. Combat these nuisances with insecticidal soaps or neem oil treatments. Prioritizing good air flow and ensuring the plant doesn't sit in excessive moisture will deter fungal diseases and root rot issues.

Note: While undeniably beautiful, Dracaena Marginata 'Magenta' contains toxins that can be harmful when ingested. It's prudent to place it out of reach of pets and young children for safety precautions.



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