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(aka Dracaena marginata (magenta))
I originate in Madagascar and other Indian ocean islands.
I have a tree-like form with a bushy top knot of deep red lance shaped leaves.
In the wild I can grow to 15ft high but in the home I will probably reach heights of around 3-6ft.
I like strong indirect light, sometimes I can withstand low light conditions, but my leaves may grow a bit thinner. I don't like drafts or chages in temperature.
My tree shape and foliage is my best feature.
If I start to outgrow my space you can just cut my stem. I will look odd for a while but will quickly sprout new shoots.
I can live a long time if looked after properly.
Yellowing leaves could indicate overwatering or poor drainage. It might also just be the normal process of old leaves dying off before new ones grow.
I am a member of the asparagus family!
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