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Dracaena Marginata

(39 customer reviews)


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 and multiple forms – staggered, braided, and open braid.

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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 Dracaena 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.

Additional information

Weight 40 lbs
Dimensions 13 × 13 × 78 in

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


Braid, Open Braid, Staggered

39 reviews for Dracaena Marginata

Based on 39 reviews
  1. Aileen Laughlin (verified owner)

  2. aileen29615 (verified owner)

    The dracena arrived in excellent health and condition – it’s beautiful! And the company’s customer support is amazing. On all counts a great company to do business with!

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    • Sue Waltzer (store manager)

      Thanks for the great comments! It looks beautiful! Let us know if you need any help!

  3. Diane Morgan (verified owner)

    The plant is beautiful!!! Arrived in pristine condition! I have a houseful
    of plants and this one is a perfect complement to the others.

    • Sue Waltzer (store manager)

      Thanks for letting us know and we’re glad to hear it has a happy home!

  4. Nancy Warner (verified owner)

    One beatiful dracaena

    • Sue Waltzer (store manager)

      So glad you like and I hope your savannahs leave it be!

  5. Gregory O. (verified owner)

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  7. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Very satisfied with the plant.

    • Sue Waltzer (store manager)

      Great! Thanks for letting us know. If you need help going forward, please reach out to us.

  8. Caleb (verified owner)

    Plant looks amazing, it’s dense and healthy—fedex dropped the ball and delivered a day later so the plant needed plenty of light for the first week to perk up. Customer service was beyond exceptional keeping me updated on arrivals and when they could deliver to me in Wisconsin due to cold weather; Sue is great!

    • Sue Waltzer (store manager)

      Thanks so much! I’m glad we were finally able to get this to you and sorry for the delay with FedEx! We’d love to see some photos!

  9. Betty LaCroix (verified owner)

  10. Dennis Z. (verified owner)

    Plant was perfect. Great company to do business with. Met all my expectations.
    Every on line company should be this good.

    • Sue Waltzer (store manager)

      Thanks for the very nice comments! We are happy to help if/when you need us!

  11. Valaida Wise (verified owner)

    The most beautiful plants ever! Love the product and the service. Just amazing. I have 8 plants from Plantz and each one is beautiful and healthy. The most important thing for me about the company is the customer service. Sue is amazing and seems to know everything there is to know about her product. The videos are great. Word of advice…always spend the extra money on the Plant Assure Sub-irrigation system. You won’t be sorry.

    • Sue Waltzer (store manager)

      Thanks so much! A few bumps in the road with the deliveries and we appreciate your patience! We are all happy to help if you need it and agree that the PlantAssure system is a huge helper!

  12. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Extraordinarily large and healthy plants, way beyond my expectations! Packaged very well, arrived safely and in excellent condition. You’re the BEST!

    • Sue Waltzer (store manager)

      Thank you! We’re so glad to hear that you’re happy with your purchase!

  13. Laurie J. (verified owner)

    I had a couple 5 ft braided Draceana Marginata trees I purchased from a local garden center last year which did not make it through winter albeit moved inside. I was devastated to learn the garden center no longer carries trees this tall. Fortunately, I found your company online and was able to purchase replacements. My trees arrived quicker than expected, and although the boxes were a little banged up, the trees were safely packed and not harmed at all. Overall very impressed and will be ordering again. Thank you! My deck looks like paradise again!

    • Sue Waltzer (store manager)

      Thanks so much for letting us know!

  14. Dena (verified owner)

    I was enormously pleased with the size and quality.

    • Sue Waltzer (store manager)

      Thanks for letting us know!

  15. Joseph N. (verified owner)

  16. Anonymous (verified owner)

    I cannot think of a better place to buy plants from. My tree was incredibly huge and healthy! The price is amazing. I like that with this company you pay mainly for the plant not the pot it comes in. I checked out every plant company beforehand. I don’t have to look any further. This is your company!!! Sue is the nicest person, and excels when it comes to customer service! I didn’t think people like this exist anymore. Happy Shopping!

    • Sue Waltzer (store manager)

      Thanks so much! We are happy to help anytime you need us!

  17. Rebecca Meden (verified owner)

    Sue was fantastic helping to select the right plant and also extremely helpful with the shipping order. I can not praise her enough !

    • Sue Waltzer (store manager)

      Aw, thanks so much! The shipping crew deserves the credit as they make my part easy! Still waiting on the ‘name’ and photo!

  18. John Gillis (verified owner)

    love the plant, great customer service

    • Sue Waltzer (store manager)

      Thanks so much!

  19. JODY REEVES (verified owner)

    Sue was awesome to work with! I explained to her what I was looking for and sent a picture and she was so diligent it getting me a plant that came as close as possible yo what I was looking for. She also followed up with specific instruction above and beyond all the wonderful videos and tips you have online for the care of your new plants. Shipping was faster than I expected, another awesome! All in all your company, especially Sue, who went above and beyond any other online plant company I have purchased from and will highly recommend you!

    • Sue Waltzer (store manager)

      Thanks you so much! This was a team effort and I cannot take credit for it! I have a great team to work with and they’re always happy to help with special requests. We’re glad to hear that it met your expectations. Enjoy!

  20. Anonymous (verified owner)

    I highly recommend purchasing a plant from Plantz. The customer service is so helpful. Would purchase again!

    • Sue Waltzer (store manager)

      Thank you! So glad we could help.

  21. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Plant was in excellent condition.

  22. Krystal (verified owner)

    I had an excellent experience with PLANTZ. Their customer service is unparalleled. Shout-out to Sue for going above and beyond to make sure I received a quality plant and provided in-depth information about caring for my plant. Although FedEx was rough in their delivery, my plant is still healthy and thriving which speaks to the quality of the plants they offer.

    • Sue Waltzer (store manager)

      Thanks Krystal! Happy to help whenever I can so please don’t hesitate to ask if you have questions. Still battling FedEx and hope things settle down soon!

  23. Keisha B. (verified owner)

    Beautiful and lush Marginata. Extremely pleased with the plant and customer service I received. It was larger than I expected and packaged very well. She’s currently sitting my west facing window and doing great!

    • Sue Waltzer (store manager)

      We’re so glad we could help!
      Enjoy your new roommate!
      Thanks – Sue


    The owner is a caring and considerate person. She helped me greatly and provided an A+ plant and experience. This is the place to buy online plants and you will find it to be slightly less expensive than their competitors.

    • Sue Waltzer (store manager)

      Thank you for the nice comments and although I’m not the owner, I do care about our customers as does our owner and the rest of my team. I’m glad you’re happy with your order and I hope that you’ll give us a try again soon!
      Thanks – Sue

  25. Mike G. (verified owner)

    First of all, Sue was wonderful! I was surprised and how fast plant was delivered here from FedEx. It was shipped perfectly and it looks amazing! It is very large and beautiful and I’m very pleased. Now I hope I can just do a good job with keeping it healthy. Thank you very much

    • Sue Waltzer (store manager)

      Thank you! It will be fine! Give it light and water it only when the soil is dry down at the base of the plant where the roots are.
      You’ve got this!
      Thanks – Sue

  26. Daniel (verified owner)

    The plant came in excellent condition. It was very well packaged and the plant was healthy and beautiful.

    • Sue Waltzer (store manager)

      Thanks for letting us know!

  27. Rachel (verified owner)

    I was concerned about ordering a plant online since I wouldn’t be able to pick it out myself and bring it home. However, Plantz sent me a beautiful plant which arrived safely packaged. They emailed me detailed information about what to expect and the care of my plant. I could not be happier! I will be ordering again in the future.

    • Sue Waltzer (store manager)

      Thank you! We can help you with selections too if you need us!

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  29. Susan H. (verified owner)

    Sadly it was pretty beat up in transit but Plantz was very responsive.

    • Sue Waltzer (store manager)

      We’re so sorry about that! It also amazes us that one plant could arrive to you in perfect condition and the other one was not! Glad we were able to take care of this for you!
      Thanks – Sue

  30. Stuart Taylor (verified owner)

    I never received my plant.

    • Sue Waltzer (store manager)

      Hi Stuart – I’m showing that your plant was delivered on 5/16 at 2:01 p.m. and was left at the front door. We send you the tracking information as well as the FedEx Delivery Manager so you can get alerts when the plant is delivered or even customize the delivery. Please check the area around your front door to see if they’ve placed it behind a chair or bush. The trace on it is showing that it was scanned at your address. I’ve also sent you the information via email. Please keep me posted.

  31. Sean C. (verified owner)

    The BEST customer service ever!!!

    • Sue Waltzer (store manager)

      Thank you!!!

  32. Anonymous (verified owner)

  33. Carolyn G. (verified owner)

    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.

  34. Joel Weltman (verified owner)

    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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  37. Annie (verified owner)

    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.

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