Madagascar Dragon Tree (Dracaena Marginata 'Ray of Sunshine')

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

Plant Specifications

Plant Name Madagascar Dragon Tree
Mature Height 6-8 feet
Mature Width 2-3 feet
Spacing 3-4 feet apart
Sunlight Full to Partial Sun
Temperature Tolerance 60-80°F
Watering Needs Low (Every 2 weeks)
Growth Rate 2-3 inches/year
Difficulty Level Easy
Grows Well Indoors Yes, with indirect sunlight
Flowering Time Summer
Origin Native to Africa

Welcome the radiant Dracaena Marginata 'Ray of Sunshine', also known as the Madagascar Dragon Tree. This stunning variant captivates with its long, slender leaves marked by a central golden-yellow stripe, flanked by deep green margins. The vibrant coloration truly makes it a 'Ray of Sunshine' in any plant collection.

How to Grow

The 'Ray of Sunshine' thrives in bright, indirect light, but its adaptability means it can also tolerate lower light conditions. Ensure it's planted in well-draining soil, and choose pots with effective drainage holes. While it loves warmth, it's resilient enough for USDA zones 10-12.


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Care Tips

Water the plant once the top layer of soil starts to feel dry, and be careful not to over-water. This Dragon Tree variant showcases a decent drought tolerance as it matures. To maintain the vibrancy of its leaves, consider using methods like misting or placing it on a humidity tray to ensure adequate moisture levels.


With its sun-kissed foliage, Dracaena Marginata 'Ray of Sunshine' is a delightful addition to living rooms, offices, or semi-shaded outdoor spaces. It's a natural fit for tropical themes but also complements modern or minimalist decor with its architectural form.

Planting Tips

When potting, select a container with adequate drainage. Enhancing your potting mix with perlite or sand can optimize drainage. It's best to shield the plant from direct, strong sunlight to prevent potential leaf burn.


To keep its foliage fresh and vibrant, occasionally clean the leaves with a damp cloth to rid them of dust. Trim any older or yellowing leaves to invigorate the plant and promote new growth.

Pests and Diseases

Regularly inspect for pests such as mealybugs, spider mites, or scale. These can be managed using insecticidal soaps or neem oil. Proper air circulation and avoiding waterlogged conditions can help prevent potential fungal diseases or root rot.

Note: As with other Dracaena variants, the 'Ray of Sunshine' can be toxic if ingested. It's wise to position it away from pets and children as a safety precaution.



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