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One of the all-time top indoor performers, the Dracaena cincta offers a distinctive multi-stem look with leaves that are deep green with a hint of color on the margins.   Also known as a Dragon Plant, its upright habit makes a nice presentation, especially against a solid background.  It’s been billed for years as a low-light plant, but it needs a moderate amount of light to keep color in its characteristic leaves.  So, get it a spot near a window or put it on your porch for the summer.

The Marginata (sometimes called “Marge” for short), is available in 2 sizes.

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Check out this video to learn more about the Marginata from our plant specialists.

Read below for more information on caring for your new plant.


The Marginata does well in moderate light, but will thrive in high light and it’s pretty forgiving for a forgetful plant owner.  In addition you may want to see our other Marginata’s the Marginata Colorama and the Marginata Kiwi. Here are some tips to keep it growing:


Like other members of the Dracaena family, it prefers its root zone on the dry side; so make sure the soil dries out between waterings.   See our watering guide for more information.


Although it’s a Dracaena, the Marginata still needs at least moderate light. It’s great near a window with filtered light but not in a dark spot. Like others, do not expose this plant to direct sunlight or it will burn the leaves very quickly.


The Marginata will not need to be fed during the first 6 months after it has shipped. During this time, it will use the residual nutrients from nursery production. After 6 months, it can be fed quarterly with a complete fertilizer formulated for interior plants. Please refer to our nutrient guide for details.


This plant, with its numerous trunks and plentiful leaves is a bit more challenging to clean, but it doesn’t show dust as prevalently as the green Dracaenas.  While we prefer a cleaning regimen with water and a light soap solution, it would be okay to break out the feather duster on this plant.  Make sure your feather duster is clean though – it’s a primary way to get bugs from one plant to another.


In good light, the Marge can grow tall and need to be pruned to maintain the desired shape.  Cut stems below where you’d like new growth to fill in, since the cut will prompt growth in that area.  The lower leaves can turn yellow and are easily pulled off.  See our pruning guide for details.


The Marginata can attract mealybugs and mites.   Mealybugs will be the main pest, and sometimes scale will affect the plant. So, keep it clean.  Look for the little white cottony mealybugs at the base of the leaves and on the stems; mites will hide on the bottom side of the leaves and produce webs.  If you see either of these, break out the spray bottle with a light soap solution and spray them daily ’til they’re gone.


In good light, this plant will not give you any trouble – provided you water it occasionally.

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3-4' (in 10" growpot), 5-6' (in 14" growpot)

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  1. Carolyn G. (verified owner)

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    The customer service at PLANTZ just blew me away. I got this lovely Marginata as a gift and it arrived so beautifully and my boyfriend loves the added green in his new apartment. Susan at PLANTZ went above and beyond for this order and all my little requests and she was so warm even in our email exchange. Amazing.

  2. Joel Weltman (verified owner)

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    The plant looked pretty good when it arrived, dropped a few leaves but otherwise seemed pretty good. My only qualm is that on delivery was later on it’s side and all the soil was spilled everywhere, making a huge mess.

    • Sue Waltzer (store manager)

      Hi Joel – We’re very sorry for the mess. We try to label the boxes so they travel ‘this end up’ but unfortunately, FedEx doesn’t always transport them that way. We’re working on some new packaging to help prevent the spills but still ask each customer to watch the unboxing video and hope that they protect the floors when unpacking. It is nearly impossible to complete encase the soil so it doesn’t spill out when the boxes are tipped without causing damage to the plant during packing.
      Thanks – Sue

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  4. Matthew Pike (verified owner)

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  5. Annie (verified owner)

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    Amazing experience! I was expecting a plant around four foot tall (including pot) at most, and my dracaena was easily five foot from bottom of pot to tip of the tallest leaf. It was very healthy and survived the trip perfectly. What made this experience incredible was that I then received a phone call (which I unfortunately missed) from someone at the company, and they left a very nice message asking me about the state of the plant and giving me additional care instructions. If that wasn’t enough, I then received an email from someone else wanting to make sure that I was 100% satisfied. The value and the level of customer service provided was incredible. I won’t hesitate to buy another plant from in the future, even if big box stores near me happen to have the same plant for slightly cheaper.

  6. Howard Kurtzman (verified owner)

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