Dracaena Marginata Sunray features long, strap-like leaves and a tall trunk; they can grow up to 18 inches per year for the first few years, and may reach a height of 10-15 feet. They grow upward, with the whorl of leaves remaining near the top of the trunk, although can be pruned to produce multiple leaf sets.
How to Care for your Dracaena Marginata Sunray
Light:Grow in a location that receives bright, indirect sunlight, or direct morning sun and afternoon shade.
Temperature: Choose a frost-free location where night time temperatures stay above 50 degrees Fahrenheit.
Water: Water the plant when the top of the soil feels dry. Irrigate with lukewarm fluoride-free water, such as distilled water, until the excess drains from the bottom of the pot. Empty the drip tray beneath the pot 30 minutes after watering.
Soil / Fertilizer: Dissolve a 1/2 teaspoon of a foliage plant fertilizer, such as a soluble 24-8-16 blend, in 1 gallon of lukewarm, fluoride-free water. Water your Dracaena Sunray with the solution once monthly during spring and summer.
Pruning: Cut back the main stem of the Dracaena Marginata Sunray; if the trunk becomes too tall. Trim back to the desired height, using a small pruning saw or sharp bypass shears. The bare trunk will develop two or more side branches and new foliage just beneath the cut. They can grow for several years without pruning if size isn't a concern.
Toxicity: Dracaena is toxic to pets when ingested. If you have a pet, it is highly recommended to keep this plant out of reach.
Additional tip:Dracaenas are effective air purifiers, according to NASA. They've been found to remove volatile organic compounds from the air, increasing the surrounding air quality as well as your productivity and health.
Arrives in a nursery grow pot. Pot sold separately.
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