What is The Best Soil for Dracaena Marginata?

Written by Ivy

May 12 2022

What is The Best Soil for Dracaena Marginata?
Dracaena Marginata likes the soil with good ventilation, drainage performance and rich nutrients. When mixing the soil, perlite, vermiculite, and peat soil can be used. The ideal soil for Dracaena Marginata contains loam to add nutrients, peat to lower the pH level and vermiculite or perlite to improve drainage. We have to disinfect the soil of Dracaena Marginata before configuring it to avoid infection with bacteria and pests.

Does Dracaena Marginata Soil Prefer Acidic Soil or Alkaline Soil?

When we take care of Dracaena Marginata we should know that it likes acidic or slightly acidic soil. If it is cultivated with alkaline soil or long-term watering with water containing alkali elements, it will lead to poor growth and yellow leaves. It can be properly watered with diluted ferrous sulfate solution to adjust the pH value of the soil, or cultivated directly in acidic soil.
Dracaena Marginata can tolerate shade, but we'd better not put it in a too hidden place for a long time, otherwise, the leaves will be yellow and dry due to the failure of normal photosynthesis. We need to immediately move Dracaena Marginata to a place with sufficient light for supplements. For example, the balcony or windowsill facing south at home will recover after a period of time. (Read more about Dracaena Marginate light requirement.)

What kind of Soil is Better for Dracaena Marginata?

1. When cultivating Dracaena Marginata, perlite, vermiculite and peat soil can be mixed. In this way, the prepared soil is more breathable, has good drainage performance and is rich in nutrients, which can promote the root germination of Dracaena Marginata and is beneficial to growth.
2. When cultivating Dracaena Marginata, it is also OK to mix peat soil and river sand to prepare soil. Peat soil is rich in nutrients, and river sand can improve water permeability and air permeability, which is beneficial to growth. We should clean the river sand before use, mix it and disinfect it before reuse.
3. When preparing soil for propagating dracaena Marginata, it is also OK to mix coal cinder and humus soil. Coal cinder can increase air permeability and water permeability, and humus soil can improve nutrients, which is beneficial to growth. The approximate proportion of deployment is 3:2. After mixing, it should also be disinfected. It can be directly exposed to the sun or disinfected with disinfectant to prevent insect eggs.
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How to Plant Dracaena Marginata?

Dracaena Marginata likes a relatively warm environment, so it is recommended to plant in May and June. The temperature is appropriate and the plants can adapt quickly. When putting Dracaena Marginata into the soil, we need to pay attention to the fact that the roots of Dracaena Marginata should be fully extended, and then fill in the prepared nutrient soil. After planting, the soil shall be compacted and watered in time. After that, put it in a ventilated and cool place, and soon Dracaena Marginata can resume its growth.