Cutflower Nomenclature

Scientific/Botanical Name:

Genus: Dracaena

Specie: D. Marginata


English Name:


Common Name:

Dragon Tree, Marginate Dracaena

Botanical Family:

Name in Latin: Asparagaceae

Name in English: Asparagus

The Plant

Origin: Madagascar

Growth Habit: shrub


Blooming Period:

Leaf: Narrow leaves tapering to the tip.


home, greenhouse, 16-29°C, sensitive to fluoride

Care and Handling

Soil: humus-peat-loamy

Amount of water: evenly moist, allow the plants to dry between waterings, but not completely. They are more susceptible to root rot.

Nutrition: They have a lower need for fertilizer, so fertilizer lightly at the beginning of spring or twice a year with controlled-release fertilizer

Special handling: prone to spider mites, mist

Special feature/remarks:

removes of formaldehyde, benzene, toluene, xylene and trichloroethylene from the environment.