Marginata dracaena - a worthy decoration for home and office
Draginna marginata - evergreen perennial plant belonging to the family Dratsenovyh. Its other names are "Drakenskaya tree" and Dracaena bordered. In suitable natural conditions, it can grow up to 20 m or more in height, in a room - up to 2 m, in greenhouses - up to 10 m. It is distributed in tropical and subtropical places.
Dragina marginata - plant-survivor, growing relatively slowly. At a young age, has a nonbranching stem, completely covered with long narrow lanceolate hanging leaves. Over time, the stem of the plant becomes bare and woody, but this does not spoil the appearance of the plant at all, moreover, it gives it a certain grandeur. The roots of the plant are club-shaped, smooth, yellowish, and on the cut - orange-red, they do not form shoots. Depending on the variety, leaves can be of different colors: pure green, variegated, with longitudinal white, pink, yellow stripes.At home, blooms rarely, forming panicles with small pinkish or white flowers. There is only one seed in a ripe fruit.
Dracaena marginata prefers bright places, protected in summer from direct sunlight. In partial shade, variegated varieties lose their attractiveness, becoming just green. Humidity required high. Daily spraying during the warm season is desirable. Watering requires regular, without bays and dry earthen coma. During active growing season, fertilizing is needed (once every two weeks), preferably with complex special fertilizers.
Capacity is desirable high, but not wide, such as tubs, as the roots drayseny grow quickly. Prefers a primer of equal quantities of sand, compost and sod land plant Dracaena marginata. Transplantation should be carried out in the spring. Adult plants need to be transshipped in a larger container with soil filling every 2 years, and young specimens (up to 3 years) - annually. When the topsoil is salted, it can be carefully removed and replaced with fresh at any time of the year.
With proper care, it does not cause Dracaena marginate trouble. Diseases of bacterial and fungal nature are not inherent in it. Sometimes it can be damaged by thrips, scutes, and spider mites. Spraying the appropriate drug quickly bring the plant back to normal. As such a means it is advisable to use "Fitoverm", which is odorless and can be used at home. The shield (looks like small plaques) must be cleaned with a toothbrush and soapy water before spraying and covered with a film.
Blemishes in care
The dragon tree of the marginate, in which the tips of the leaves dry up, is probably undersupplied by proper watering. Light spots on the leaves say about sunburn. Drafts and too low temperature can make the leaves of the plant soft, twisted, with darkened edges. With all the conditions described, it is necessary to change the location, adjust the watering and periodically spray the dracaena.
If it is possible to use several cuttings, they can be rooted in the same pot. When the roots grow well, the stems can be twisted using wire, or by inserting spacers between the still flexible stems, to give an interesting shape.The originally formed Dracaena marginata will surely delight all inhabitants and guests of the room in which it will be.