Margenata? - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by greenekj
February 28, 2010
A friend of mine has a plant she believes is called a margenata (kind of a spiky tree). The plant has produced a white powdery substance which poofed out to surrounding plants. Is this natural and/or should she be concerned about this substance? Can she cure the plant?

Answer from NGA
February 28, 2010


A marginata tree is the Madagascar Dragon Tree and the puffball you describe quite common. In fact, it's perfectly normal and one of the reasons it is called a Dragon Tree!

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