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Dracaena marginata 'Tricolor' (Madagascar Dragon Tree)

Madagascar Dragon Tree 'Tricolor', Dracaena cincta 'Tricolor', Dracaena 'Tricolour'


Slow-growing, award-winning Dracaena marginata 'Tricolor' (Madagascar Dragon Tree) is an upright, evergreen shrub with single or multiple, relatively thin stems topped by a rosette of long, ribbon-like leaves. Narrow and arching, the leathery, rich green leaves are striped with cream and prominently edged in crimson. In the spring, fragrant tiny white flowers bloom and give way to yellow-orange berries. On indoor plants, flowers and berries rarely appear. Colorful, this succulent shrub is commonly used as a house plant as it tolerates interior conditions very well. It is also listed by NASA as an excellent plant for removing harmful chemicals from the air.

  • Winner of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society
  • Grows up to 6-15 ft. tall (180-450 cm) and 3-10 ft. wide (90-300 cm).
  • Easily grown in well-drained soils in bright, indirect sunlight, or direct morning sun and afternoon shade. Water the plant when the top of the soil feels dry. Apply a balanced liquid fertilizer monthly from spring to fall. Drought tolerant.
  • Best grown in temperatures of 70-80ºF (21-26ºC).
  • Great for containers or Mediterranean gardens.
  • Disease resistant, Madagascar Dragon Tree is susceptible to scale, mealybugs, and thrips.
  • Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings or leafless stem sections in spring with bottom heat.

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Requirements

Hardiness 10 – 12
Heat Zones 1 – 12
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Dracaena
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 6' – 15' (180cm – 4.5m)
Spread 3' – 10' (90cm – 3m)
Spacing 36" – 60" (90cm – 150cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought
Garden Uses Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Mediterranean Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 10 – 12
Heat Zones 1 – 12
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Dracaena
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 6' – 15' (180cm – 4.5m)
Spread 3' – 10' (90cm – 3m)
Spacing 36" – 60" (90cm – 150cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought
Garden Uses Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Mediterranean Garden

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