Dracaena marginata

COMMON NAME

Red stripe Dracaena, Madagascar Dragon Tree

TYPE

​Shrub

FAMILY

Asparagaceae

NOTES

Slender gray upright stems are topped by tufts of arching, glossy, sword-shaped leaves (to 2’ long and 1/2” wide). Leaves are deep green with narrow reddish edges. Lower leaves fall off with age leaving distinctive diamond-shaped leaf scars on the stems. In its native habitat of Madagascar, this species grows as a shrub or small tree to 20’ tall. Fragrant tiny white flowers in spring are followed by spherical yellow-orange beries.

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

Madagascar, Mauritius

NATIVE HABITAT

Grows as a tropical woodland understory plant.

WEB SOURCES

missouribotanicalgarden.org



Dracaena marginata