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Posted by In Bloom Florist on August 27, 2021 | Last Updated: August 31, 2021 Plants

September Plant: Dracaena Marginata Colorama

Our September Plant Of The Month:

Dracaena Marginata Colorama

Our September plant of the month is the Dracaena Marginata Colorama. This stunning palm-like plant stands out with bright pink and green foliage, and is an easy-care plant to have in your home or office. Find out some fun facts, and how to care for them below!


Origin & Fun Facts
(so you can be the expert)

 

Native To: Primarily native to the Old World tropics, especially in Africa.

In The Wild: They can be found anywhere with higher temperatures and humidity.

Species: There are around 100 species of Dracaena plants.

Fun Fact: Dracaena are part of the asparagus family, it is not a palm! They are slow-growing plants and can reach 15′ to 20′, though most Dracaena owners trim their plants before they reach their full height.


Caring is Preparing
(for the elements)

Sunlight:

To maintain colorful foliage keep in bright, indirect light. Avoid direct sunlight or the foliage could get sunburn.

Indoors:

Keep in a bright room indoors, away from direct sunlight.

Outdoors:

These plants can grow outdoors in dappled sunlight or in a bright, indirect lit area. Avoid direct sunlight.

Watering:

Water these plants when the soil is dry 2-4″ from the surface.

Signs of too much water:

Yellowing leaves and root rot.

Signs of too little water:

Yellow or brown crisping of the leaves.


Styling Your Colorama
(in the perfect location)

Indoors:

These plants are fun and colorful! Place them anywhere in your home and among your other houseplants. You can place these vibrant plants in a decorative pot to add style to any space.

Outside:

Plant your Colorama in the ground around your house outside or place in a pot on your porch, or back patio. They will thrive outside in a warm humid climate, as long as they are not placed in direct sunlight.

Toxicity:

Dracaena are toxic to both cats and dogs. We recommend placing them in your home on a high shelf or a table out of reach.

 


Stop by one of our shops to grab a Colorama to add to your space, and we will pot it for you!

 

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