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Dracaena Marginata

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

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

Description

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:

Watering

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.

Light

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.

Nutrition

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.

Cleaning

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.

Pruning

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.

Bugs

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.

Trouble

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

Additional information

Weight N/A
Dimensions N/A
Size

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

Form

Braid, Open Braid, Staggered

20 reviews for Dracaena Marginata

  1. Anonymous (verified owner)

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    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.
      Sue

  2. Anonymous (verified owner)

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    Plant was in excellent condition.

  3. Krystal (verified owner)

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    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!
      Sue

  4. Keisha B. (verified owner)

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    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

  5. SHELDON

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    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

  6. Mike G. (verified owner)

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    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

  7. Daniel (verified owner)

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    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!
      Sue

  8. Rachel (verified owner)

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    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!
      Sue

  9. Liza (verified owner)

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    lcz

  10. Susan H. (verified owner)

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    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

  11. Stuart Taylor (verified owner)

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    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.
      Sue

  12. Sean C. (verified owner)

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    The BEST customer service ever!!!

    • Sue Waltzer (store manager)

      Thank you!!!
      Sue

  13. Anonymous (verified owner)

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  14. 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.

  15. 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

  16. Anonymous (verified owner)

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    Loveeeee!!!!

  17. Matthew Pike (verified owner)

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  18. 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 Plantz.com in the future, even if big box stores near me happen to have the same plant for slightly cheaper.

  19. Howard Kurtzman (verified owner)

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  20. Sherifia H. (verified owner)

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