Dragon Trees

Introducing Dragon Trees. The perfect plant for beginners looking for a tall statement plant that requires very little care and light.

Low maintenance

Low-light tolerant

Grows really tall

About Dragon Trees

What Are They?

Dracaenas are a super popular, super low-maintenance, group of plants native to the island Madagascar. There are over 100 varieties with different styles and names.

Most varieties will differ by the shape, size, and color of its leaves. So find the one that stands out most to you!

To keep yours as happy as possible, offer it: a bright spot (though it will tolerate darker spots), infrequent watering (every 2-4 weeks), and monthly fertilizing during the summer (when you noticed it growing).

Unique Meaning and Symbolism

The red sap that stems from this plant (referred to as Dragon's Blood) has been used across cultures, for centuries, acrosss many different applications. These include toothpaste, dyes and medical cures for rheumatism, dysentery and as a general cure-all for certain tribes.

As a result, this plant has garnered a universal meaning of health, good fortune, and longevity.

This is a perfect gift for someone who is entering a new chapter in his/her life.

Caring For Them

Light: Most light conditions

The more its gets, the faster it will grow. However, avoid direct sunlight (especially outdoors) as this should scorch its leaves.

Water: Every 2-4 weeks

Dragon Trees like their entire soil to dry out completely between waterings. To check if your Dragon Tree is ready to be watered, stick your finger into the soil as deeply as possible. If you feel ANY moisture, at all, then wait longer! If it feels completely dry, then it's time to rewater your plant: slowly water the soil so that it's completely saturated - you'll know it's fully saturated when water drips out of the drainage holes on the bottom of the nursery pot.

To be extra-sure, you can also stick your finger through the bottom of the drainage holes underneath its nursery pot, to feel for moisture.

Remember, the more light your plant gets, the more you'll need to water it. Similarly, the less light it gets, the less it will need.

Tip: when checking your soil for moisture, make sure to test different parts of the soil, in case you come across a wet pocket.

Difficulty: Near-unkillable
Great for beginners. As long as it sits in a bright to place and isn't watered too often, this plant will remain by your side for years.

Pets: Careful with pets
This plant may cause stomach irritation if ingested

Frequently Asked Questions

Got something on your mind? Here are some of the most common questions we get asked about our Dragon Trees.

Need more help? Browse our general FAQs or reach out to our team directly at help@plntd.ae.