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Posted by In Bloom Florist on August 27, 2021 | Last Updated: May 4, 2023 Plant Info

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)


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


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


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


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)


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.


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.


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!