• A tall Dracaena Marginata plant with two mature stems in an 8-inch pot.
  • A tall Dracaena Marginata plant with two mature stems in an 8-inch pot.

8 Inch Dracaena Marginata

The sophisticated ambiance created by the Dracaena Marginata comes with surprising ease. Its paced growth is matched by its low-maintenance needs, perfectly suited for a life of mellow care with plant enthusiasts of all expertise.

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The Dracaena Marginata prefers medium to bright, indirect light, though it can tolerate lower light levels. Placement at the interior of a room or light filtered through blinds will avoid leaf burn caused by direct sunlight. 


Water generously once the top 50%-75% of the soil has dried. They can handle occasional dry conditions but grow best under consistent care. Reduce frequency during fall and winter. 


Average indoor air tends to work well for the Dracaena, though these come from subtropical regions and will thrive under their natural conditions. Maintain temperatures between 70º-85º and extra humidity. You can provide a regular boost of humidity by:

  • Misting the leaves 2-4x per week with non-tap water
  • Adding a humidifier nearby
  • Creating a pebble tray that lives underneath the pot
  • Placement in a bathroom or kitchen, if lighting is suitable


Keep out of reach from curious pets. These are toxic when ingested.


Native to subtropical Madagascar, the Dracaena Marginata grows upright on tall, asymmetrical branches with sturdy and narrow, sword-like leaves. Their name is derived from the Greek word for “female dragon” due to the red border along the leaves and red-colored sap emitted by the plant when injured. A white stripe runs through the middle of each leaf, creating a beautiful tricolor masterpiece. Under proper care indoors, these can grow up to 6-10 feet tall in their lifetime.


Active exposure to and care for plants has many proven wellbeing benefits, such as: 

  • Lower stress levels
  • Improved mood
  • Superior mental clarity and focus

Dracaena Marginatas are fantastic air purifiers, producing oxygen while absorbing the most common indoor toxins and carbon dioxide through the leaves and soil.  


Dracaena Marginatas carry the symbol of good fortune and happiness. It becomes an emblem of positive energy in any dedicated space such as the dining room or office. According to ancient Feng Shui practices, intentional placement at the center of your home attracts this energy towards health and overall wellbeing.


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Arriving to you in careful packaging:

  • Live Dracaena Marginata plant
  • Temporary 8-inch nursery pot
  • Care card with tips for success 
  • Grounded Office Hours: Complimentary 1-on-1 support from our Plant Specialist


We recommend a ceramic or clay planter with a drainage hole to provide ideal moisture balance for the Dracaena. When repotting, keep it in a planter of the same size or no more than 2 inches larger.  

Ideal soil is a well-draining mix with aerating and moisture-retaining amendments such as perlite, sand, and vermiculite.

Nature is unique - each plant may vary slightly from the plant shown here. Ceramic planters are sold separately.