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Dragon tree in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Dracaena

 

Dragon tree

There are about 120 species of trees and succulent shrubs which belong to the genus. The larger species are commonly known as Dragon Trees and the remaining species are known collectively as shrubby dracaenas. They are smaller and shrub-like, with slender stems and flexible strap-shaped leaves. Dracaena plants are suitable for use as houseplants.

 
plant Features
  • Dragon tree likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Dragon tree likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Dragon tree is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Dragon tree likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Dragon tree

Latin name

Dracaena

type

Perennial

family

Asparagaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Dragon tree likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Dragon tree is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Soil

    Dragon tree likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Dragon tree likes very little water

    Very little water

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Dragon tree is 1.00meters x 3.00meters 1.00 M 3.00 M

Dracaena

There are about 120 species of trees and succulent shrubs which belong to the genus. The larger species are commonly known as Dragon Trees and the remaining species are known collectively as shrubby dracaenas. They are smaller and shrub-like, with slender stems and flexible strap-shaped leaves. Dracaena plants are suitable for use as houseplants.


Planting as a houseplant

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Most well draining potting soil mix types are fine to use. Temperatures from 60°F (15°C) - 75°F (24°C) are ideal. Under 55°F/12°C is going to harm the plant which may become noticeable if the leaves begin curling. Try and avoid the plant being near cold drafts, which will also cause harm. A good mix of sun shine and shade is ideal for this dracaena, but hardly any direct sunlight. Although it grows quicker and better in bright light you'll also find it survives and grows well enough in low light conditions.

 

Propagation

From Early Spring TO Late Summer

These are quite easy to propagate from stem tip cuttings, best done in spring or summer. You can also cut a new or old rosette and re-plant it. After replanting keep the soil moist and mist the leaves which will encourage the plant to grow. A tall plant can be propagated using the air layering method.

 
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