Dracaena marginata, commonly known as the Madagascar dragon tree or red-edged dracaena, is a popular houseplant native to Madagascar. It is known for its long, narrow leaves that are often striped with shades of green, red, and cream. The plant has a slow-growing, upright habit and can reach a height of several feet over time.
Dracaena marginata plants prefer bright, indirect light and well-draining soil. They should be watered regularly to keep the soil evenly moist, but they are sensitive to over-watering and may suffer from root rot if the soil is too wet. The plant is resistant to pests and diseases, and it is generally easy to care for.
In terms of care, I would rate the level of gardening needed to take care of Dracaena marginata as a 2 or 3 on a scale from 1 (lowest) to 5 (highest). The plant is relatively low maintenance and can tolerate a range of growing conditions, making it a good choice for novice gardeners. It is also a popular choice for offices and other commercial settings due to its ability to thrive in low light and dry air. Dracaena marginata plants are known to be effective at removing toxins from the air, making them a good choice for improving indoor air quality.