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Madagascar Dragon Tree

Dracaena reflexa var. angustifolia

Also known as

Silhouette Plant, Rainbow Tree, Song Of India, Dragon Tree

Starr 061231-3049 Dracaena marginata by Forest & Kim Starr (CC BY 3.0)

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Tender

13b

USDA zone

18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.5m

Max

3m

30cm

Min

30cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a strong fragrance

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Madagascar Dragon Tree Overview

Dracaena reflexa var. angustifolia used to be known as Dracaena marginata and it is commonly called Madagascar Dragon Tree. Many cultivars have been produced from this plant. This tender evergreen tree resides in the Asparagaceae family. It is frequently grown as an ornamental house plant for it's richly coloured olive green leaves, thick irregular stems and a shrubby habit. In sheltered positions with ideal growing conditions, they can reach 5m high but when grown as a houseplant it is usually much smaller with an upright habit.

Common problems with Madagascar Dragon Tree

Red Spider Mite and Scale Insects may be troublesome when growing indoors.

How to harvest Madagascar Dragon Tree

Generally not harvested

How to propagate Madagascar Dragon Tree

Cuttings

Root semi-ripe cuttings and leafless stem cuttings with bottom heat in summer.

Seed

Seeds can be sown in spring in warmer climates.

Special features of Madagascar Dragon Tree

Indoor plant

Pot plant