Plant ID forum: what is this?

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Montanatulip
Oct 19, 2015 9:13 AM CST
Given to me by a friend, what is this plant?
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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Oct 19, 2015 9:16 AM CST
Looks like you have Dragon Tree (Dracaena marginata 'Tricolor')
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drdawg
Oct 19, 2015 9:22 AM CST
Yep, looks like one of the "Dragon Trees".
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Montana (Zone 5a)
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Montanatulip
Oct 19, 2015 9:52 AM CST
Thank you both Thumbs up
Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Oct 19, 2015 9:58 AM CST
You're most welcome. You have a very pretty one!
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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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purpleinopp
Oct 19, 2015 12:13 PM CST
Agree, a lovely tree! Nice gift. 'Tricolor' has white stripes, I think yours may be this one:
Dragon Tree (Dracaena marginata 'Colorama')
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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Oct 19, 2015 1:29 PM CST
Oh! You're right Tiffany - I like the Red one better than the tri color! Didn't know it existed.
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Montana (Zone 5a)
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Montanatulip
Oct 19, 2015 1:46 PM CST
Yes, it has red and it seems happy so I will try to keep it that way. Thanks again everyone.
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purpleinopp
Oct 20, 2015 7:09 AM CST
Whenever possible, giving your plant distilled water (not bottled drinking water, which can be tap or mineral spring water,) rain, or condensate from a dehumidifier or A/C can help keep it looking its' best. Dracaenas are sensitive to various chemicals in tap water (that can't evaporate if water sits,) so using as little as possible can really make a difference, even if it's a summer vs. winter thing. I have too many plants to not use tap water while they're inside for winter.

Changing the soil every year or two can also help keep potted trees looking their best, usually recommended between late spring & early fall.
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Montanatulip
Oct 20, 2015 12:46 PM CST
Thank you
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL 🌵🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Oct 20, 2015 1:06 PM CST
Happy to share. I'm addicted to Dracaenas!
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Montanatulip
Oct 21, 2015 3:40 PM CST
Do these plants bloom?
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL 🌵🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Oct 21, 2015 3:44 PM CST
If it does, nobody has put a pic that I can find on the internet. Never seen anyone show a pic of their plant blooming. Unlike its' cousin, corn plant (D. fragrans) which does bloom and is known to do so on potted plants (if old/mature enough, and within conditions it finds acceptable.)
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Montanatulip
Oct 21, 2015 6:00 PM CST
This palm I have in the same room blooms, but it is so plain, I just cut them off. Indirect light for both


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