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Dracaena marginata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Unranked: Angiosperms
Unranked: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Ruscaceae
Genus: Dracaena
Species: D. marginata
Binomial name
Dracaena marginata

Dracaena marginata (Madagascar Dragon Tree or Red Edged Dracaena) is a flowering plant in the family Ruscaceae, native to Madagascar. It is a slow-growing shrub or small tree, eventually reaching heights of 2-5 m. The thin leaves are linear and a deep, glossy green color with red edges; typically 30-90 cm long and 2-7 cm broad, tapering to an acuminate point.

Common Names[]

Marginata, Red-edge Dracaena or Madagascar dragon tree



  • Known to be useful in removing formaldehyde
  • Generally used as a container plant