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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, weave, and braided.

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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

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Dimensions N/A
Size

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

Form

Braid, Staggered, Weave

19 reviews for Marginata

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  1. 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

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