How Tall Does Dracaena Marginata Grow?

Written by Ivy

May 10 2022

How Tall Does Dracaena Marginata Grow?
Dracaena Marginata is a peculiar plant type, but the leaves on the tall main stem are similar to orchids and have strong ornamental value. The leaves of Dracaena Marginata have the ability to purify the air. Many flower lovers keep several pots at home. However, the plant type of Dracaena Marginata is generally large and the growth speed is relatively fast. The ground height is not suitable for the growth of tall Dracaena Marginata. How tall can Dracaena Marginata grow up to? Generally speaking, the indoor Dracaena Marginata can grow to 6-10 feet tall.

How Tall Does Dracaena Marginata Grow?

Dracaena Marginata can grow to be 6-10 feet tall, but usually, wild Dracaena Marginata can grow taller. In addition, Dracaena Marginata is also one of the oldest trees in the world, with a maximum age of more than 10000 years.

How to Maintain the Shape of Dracaena Marginata?

Dracaena Marginata has strong budding ability. As long as we master a set of top bud removal methods, we can control the height of Dracaena Marginata at will and promote the growth of lateral buds. Maintain a plump plant shape. (Read More about pruning Dracaena Marginata.)
(1) Dracaena Marginata has two vigorous growth periods in spring and autumn every year. When the temperature is between 18 and 28 degrees Celsius, the temperature must be stable at the appropriate temperature for about 15 days. It is the best time to remove the terminal bud of Dracaena marginata.
(2) Half a month before the top bud of Dracaena Marginata is removed, we can apply a fertilizer containing more "nitrogen" on Dracaena marginata. A week after the start of fertilization in Dracaena's water. The application of "nitrogen" can improve the germination efficiency after decapitation. Saving water can reduce the loss of wound juice.
(3) We'd better use the sharp branch scissors as the tool to remove the terminal bud of Dracaena marginata, and then trim the wound evenly with an art knife. Operating tools must be disinfected. Avoid wound infection. We're going to seal Dracaena marginata's wound with "wound healing agent". Then put on plastic bags for moisture-proof and thermal insulation. We need to put Dracaena Marginata after removing the terminal bud in a cool and ventilated place for about 15 days to germinate. When the new bud grows to about 5cm, it can slowly increase the light and receive about 3 ~ 5 hours of light every day.

How to Take Care Of Dracaena Marginata?


We need to change pots and soil for Dracaena marginata when we take care of Dracaena Marginata. It is suggested that neutral mixed soil can be used for the soil, but we must meet the characteristics of Dracaena marginata, which is loose, breathable and non ponding. It is suggested that you can mix (honeycomb briquette powder + humus soil + freshwater river sand) in the proportion of 1 / 3 respectively, and finally add 10% perlite.


Dracaena marginata likes light and is also shade resistant. When it is maintained in a place with sufficient light, the leaves are thicker and straight, but it should be noted that the high temperature exceeds 35 ℃ and should be properly shaded. Dracaena marginata, which is maintained in a relatively shady place, should ensure more than 3 hours of light every day. Without timely light, the leaves of Dracaena Marginata are thin and Dracaena Marginata will droop, and the germination ability is reduced. If the temperature is lower than 10 degrees in winter, it can be considered to spend the winter indoors.


Dracaena Marginata has strong drought resistance. If it is maintained in a place with sufficient outdoor light, it is recommended to extend it for about 5 days when the flower soil is shallow and the topsoil is dry, and wait until the soil is completely dry. If the maintenance is in a place where the indoor light is not enough, it can be watered once a month in winter and spring, and once every 15 to 20 days in summer and autumn. In the hot and dry season, the leaves can be sprayed 2 to 3 times a day. (Read More about saving overwatered Dracaena Marginata.)


Dracaena Marginata is relatively barren resistant and does not have a high demand for nutrients. Fertilization is mainly based on temperature. In the month when the temperature is suitable for growth (the temperature is about 18 to 32 ℃), we can fertilize Dracaena Marginata once a month. Retting the rice with water for about 15 days, and then mixing it with water in the ratio of 1:3 and pouring it directly on the flower soil.