Dracaena Marginata

dracaena marginata,

The dracaena marginata, wrongly considered a palm tree, remains a beautiful houseplant.

Here are the maintenance tips for dracaena marginata:

In summary, what you need to know:

Name: Dracaena marginata
Family: Agavaceae
Type: Houseplant

Height
: 1 to 2 m indoors
Exposure: Very bright, even sunny
Ground: Soil

Foliage
: Persistent

Culture of dracaena marginata:

Dracaena marginata pot,

The dracaena marginata claims a good breeding ground that you will possibly mix with 1/3 of compost if you have some.

In order to facilitate drainagePlace a bed of gravel at the bottom of the pot, pebbles or clay balls.
This operation prevents the roots from being immersed in the water, which could be fatal.

  • Place your dracaena marginata in a good size pot filled with special potting soil for indoor plants or green plants.
  • Although it is necessary to repot in the spring every 2 to 3 years, apart from that, prefer a surfacing regular which will perfectly fulfill the needs of the plant in support of culture.

Dracaena marginata en outside:

The cultivation of dracaena marginata outdoors is only possible in a warm climate because this plant does not tolerate cold weather.

  • In general, dracaena marginata do not tolerate the cold and will grow outdoors only where the temperature does not fall below 15-16° in winter.

As for pot planting, do not hesitate to put a bed of gravel, small pebbles or clay balls in order to facilitate the planting. water drainage.

  • You will then plant it in a mixture of potting soil, garden soil and sand.

Where to install a dracaena marginata:

In our climate, the dracaena marginata fits well inside of our houses and our apartments.
It grows well when the temperature is around 20-22° and requires a very good light and even the sun.

  • Choose a window facing south or west to bathe the maximum brightness and sun.

If you live in a rather dark place, avoid buying a dracaena because it should not not support the absence of light.

Watering dracaena marginata:

Throughout the year, mist water, rather non-calcareous, on the foliage.

Dracaena marginata au spring and summer:

This is usually the growing season for dracaena marginata.

Water regularly while allowing the soil to dry on the surface between 2 waterings.

The watering must be regular but measured so as not to asphyxiate the roots of the plant.

  • We can say that a watering every 4 to 5 days is usually quite sufficient.
  • Every 15 days, you can bring him someliquid fertilizer, taking care to moisten the soil well before.

Dracaena marginata in autumn and winter:

We must start by reducing watering slowly because the plant has more limited needs.
As soon as the soil becomes dry a few centimeters, water so as to moisten all the soil.

It can be said that 1 to 2 waterings per month should be sufficient.
But it also depends on the location of your dracaena, because if it is in full sun, its needs may be more important.

  • It is necessary that stop any fertilizer from October to March-April.

To know about dracaena marginata:

Contrary to what some varieties suggest, the dracaena marginata is not a palm tree.
But its resemblance is confusing and the maintenance it needs is often close to that of a palm tree.

At once aesthetic, resistant and very easy to cultivate, it is one of the most popular and best-selling indoor plants.

Its foliage is particularly elegant and original while its general appearance gives an exotic touch to the living room, the living room or any other room in the house well lit.

  • The lifespan of dracaena can be long, as long as it does not face the diseases that sometimes affect these trees.

Diseases and parasites of dracaena marginata:

Falling or fading leaves:

This is undoubtedly a lack of light or an excess of water.

  • Find a brighter location and reduce watering by following our tips above.

The dracaena marginata loses his leaves:

This is what happens when the dracaena is too cold.

  • Find him a more suitable place, he needs a minimum temperature of 18-19° and ideally of 20-22°.

The leaves of dracaena marginata yellow:

If the plant continues to make new leaves, this is the natural evolution of your dracaena. Trees, even when they are persistent, lose their leaves to renew themselves.

  • If no new shoot appears and your dracaena looks gray, it may be a red spider attack due to a too dry atmosphere. It must then be treated as quickly as possible with an insecticide.

A light cottony white down appears, the leaves palate and discolor:

This is probably an attack of mealybugs.

  • You can remove mealybugs with a cloth soaked in methylated spirits, then clean the foliage with clear water.
  • Find your tips for combating mealybugs

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