This plant was listed in NASA's Clean Air Study.
Light: Your Dracaena Marginata prefers medium indirect sunlight but can survive in low light situations. Brown spots on the leaves usually indicate the plant is getting too much light. Pale leaves, slow growth, and small new leaves indicate it is not getting enough light.
Water: Over-watering causes root rot and is the main reason a Dracaena Marginata plant dies. Water your Marginata well and allow the top 50% of the soil to dry before watering again. Brown tips on the leaves can indicate over-watering while numerous yellow leaves mean the plant needs more water.
Humidity: Your Dracaena Marginata will do well in average humidity environments but will appreciate regular misting.
Temperature: Marginatas like comfortable room temperatures between 65-80 degrees.
Food: Dracaena Marginata plants are slow-growing and do not need much fertilizer. Feed once a month in the spring and summer with a water-soluble, well-balanced plant food at half the recommended strength. No fertilizer is necessary during the winter when plant growth naturally slows.
Toxicity: Dracaena Marginata leaves are toxic to pets and humans. Typically, ingestion will cause mouth and stomach irritation with possible vomiting.
Extra care: Look out for a common problem called ‘tipping’ when the tips of the leaves dry out and turn brown. This can be caused by a variety of issues like overwatering, too much fertilizer, etc. The most common cause is tap water, which contains salts, chlorine, and fluoride. If you do not have a filtration system, leaving the tap water in an open container overnight before watering can help remove some of the chlorine and fluoride.