Dragon Tree 'Tricolor' | Dracaena marginata 'Tricolor', 6" – PlantX US

Dragon Tree 'Tricolor' Dracaena marginata 'Tricolor', 6"

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Plants do not come in decorative pots shown. They will ship out in nursery pots. The plant will not be exactly like the image shown due to the nature of them being a living organism.

Dragon Tree 'Tricolor' Dracaena marginata 'Tricolor', 6"

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Plants do not come in decorative pots shown. They will ship out in nursery pots. The plant will not be exactly like the image shown due to the nature of them being a living organism.

Quick Description

The Dragon Tree ‘Tricolor’ flaunts a beautiful yellow/white stripe that gives the plant a lighter-than-air feel and will be certain to brighten up any entryway or office. 

Key Information and Plant Overview

  • Other Common Names: Madagascar Dragon Tree
  • Binomial Name: Dracaena marginata ‘Tricolor’
  • Care Level: Easy
  • Light: Bright to medium, indirect
  • Water: Allow the top 2” of soil to dry
  • Pet Friendly: No

Native to Madagascar, the eye-catching plant is a favorite of interior designers. Similar to the original Dragon tree, the Tri-colour has thin sword-shaped leaves. However, the distinct green and red are separated by a thin band of yellow/white. This added yellow/white stripe gives the plant a lighter-than-air feel and will be certain to brighten up any entryway or office. 

PlantX Top Tip: To prevent tipping (yellowing of leaf tips) get in the habit of watering on a predictable schedule. 

How to Care for Dragon Tree ‘Tricolor’

  • Light: Prefers bright to medium indirect light. No direct sun as the leaves can burn.
  • Water: Allow the top 2” of the soil to dry before watering.
  • Humidity: Average relative humidity of 25% to 49%
  • Temperature: Average from 18°C to 24°C (65°F - 75°F)
  • Fertilizer: Follow a monthly fertilizing schedule when the plant is actively growing. In most cases, this is in the spring and summer. Use a balanced fertilizer - this means a ratio of NPK that is all the same. Ex: 10-10-10.
  • Soil: Use a well-draining, high organic matter soil mix.
  • Propagation: Stem cuttings and division
  • Repotting: This can be done every 12-18 months. Choose a pot that is 2” larger in diameter than the original pot.
  • Cleaning Tip: Remove dried or damaged leaves by firmly grasping the leaf at its base and gently tugging. 
  • Toxicity: Toxic. Always keep plants away from children and pets.

Dragon Tree ‘Tricolor’ - Common Problems

The young leaves are shedding and falling: This could be a sign of underwatering and lack of light. If this is the case, move your plant to a brighter location and change your watering routine. If the old leaves are shedding and falling, don’t be alarmed. This is a natural process that happens due to maturity.

The tips of the leaves are turning yellow and brown: Dracaenas can be sensitive to tap water. If this continues, switch to using distilled water, rainwater, or set a glass of water out overnight to reduce the chlorine content. Ensure your watering routine is consistent.

How often should I fertilize my Dracaena: Follow a monthly fertilizing schedule when the plant is actively growing. In most cases, this is in the spring and summer. Use a balanced fertilizer - this means a ratio of NPK that is all the same. Ex: 10-10-10.

Signs of Overwatering: New growth becomes soft and brown and the leaves begin to drop.

Common Pests: Scale, spider mites, and thrips.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much light does a dragon tree need?

The Dragon Trees can tolerate a wide range of light levels which makes them a great specimen for offices and homes. They thrive in bright, medium indirect light with no direct sun. Too much sun can lead to sunburn.

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