Dracaena marginata is a very beautiful plant. Its height can reach 3 m. Dracaena leaves are green, decorated along the edge with a narrow red border. Since this plant is unpretentious, it gives the owner a minimum of inconvenience.
Dracaena marginate is practically unaffected by pests and diseases. But to ensure good growth, the owner needs to adhere to certain recommendations, then the plant will delight with its appearance for many years. Moreover, it is of great benefit to a person, humidifying the air in the room.
It is important to remember that dracaena does not like bright sunlight, so it should be kept in the shade, and in order for it to develop normally, it is recommended to turn the pot towards the light. Do not forget about humidity, as this plant needs a certain level. When it is insufficient, dracaena leaves dry out. In this case, even regular spraying of the plant will not help. If dry leaves have already appeared on it, then you should trim them, but this must be done carefully. It is not recommended to cut the dracaena to living tissue, as further leaflets fall off, and soon the flower will wither.
A special place in the care of dracaena marginata is occupied by its transplant. The purchased plant must be transplanted into a pot, and it is better to do this between April and November. It is also recommended to transplant an adult dracaena twice a year. First, you need to prepare the ground for it. It should be a mixture of sod and leafy land, with greenhouse soil or manure, the addition of sand is allowed, but in small quantities. Alternatively, you can use palm soil or coarse fiber peat. Before planting, a large drainage is made in a pot, since the roots of the dracaena are located precisely in the upper layer of the soil. The dishes in which the dracaena will grow should be wide, so it will be as comfortable as possible.
Dracaena should be watered carefully, especially in winter. At this time of the year, it is enough to do this once every 1-2 weeks. In the summer, watering should be frequent, at least twice a week. But this condition does not have to be followed, since the soil must dry out between waterings. It is important to remember that it is very easy to fill this plant, so there must be drainage at the bottom of the pot. Dracaena marginate has a relatively short flowering period, since, as a rule, the room has warm dry air. However, it happens that the plant does not bloom for several years, in this case it lacks watering or bright sunlight falls on it. After eliminating these factors, one can hope for a speedy flowering of dracaena.