Braided Madagascar Dragon Tree (Dracaena marginata)

Braided Madagascar Dragon Tree


What is Braided Madagascar Dragon Tree

With a braided stem and tropical green fronds, the Braided Madagascar Dragon Tree is a bold house plant that delivers tropical good looks. Plus, the Madagascar’s fronds boast a dark red outline for even more contrast, giving it its nickname: The Red-Edge Dracaena.

And whether it’s used as an accent or tall floor plant, it thrives. The Dragon Tree’s upright, tree-like habit can even be used to provide privacy in front of windows. Plus, its braided trunk, often boasting 4 to 5 separate textural stalks, is one-of-a-kind.

Even better is the fact that its island-inspired looks are easy-growing. Simply place in front of a sunny window, water, and watch the growth take off.

For starters, we braid the trunk of your Madagascar Dragon Tree before it leaves our nursery – oftentimes, smaller nurseries and big-box stores sell non-braided varieties in tiny pots. But your Braided Madagascar has been planted, grown and nurtured for best results. Now, you get a healthy, well-rooted variety that’s delivered right to your door.

Forget the weak branching, exposed roots and dying foliage offered by your local garden center…get a better-developed tree from the convenience of your own home.

Get your own Braided Madagascar Dragon Tree today!

Braided Madagascar Dragon Tree (Dracaena marginata) Dracaena marginata

How to Grow and Care for Braided Madagascar Dragon Tree

Braided Madagascar Dragon Tree (Dracaena marginata) Growing Requirements

Hardiness zone Indoors


In the winter months, the Braided Madagascar Dragon Tree enjoys bright light, and in the warmer spring and summer seasons, it does well with indirect light and dappled shade.

When you’re ready to repot, select a container that’s about twice the width of your plant’s shipped container and ensure it has drainage holes. Use organic planting mix, place your tree, and water to settle your plant’s roots.


Keep your soil consistently moist but not soggy. A good rule of thumb is to put your finger in the soil to check its level of moisture, and only water when you have a full inch of dryness starting from the top of the soil.

Braided Madagascar Dragon Tree (Dracaena marginata) Details

Common name Braided Madagascar Dragon Tree
Botanical name Dracaena marginata
Plant type House Plants
Hardiness zone Indoors
Growth rate Medium
Height 5-8 ft.
Width 2-3 ft.