The Dracena Tricolouris a cultivated variety of the Dracena Marginata. An evergreen shrub or small tree with slender, sword shaped leaves with pointed tips. The leaves are arranged in whorls around linear stems. It is a very architectural plant that develops either an open, reaching habit in low light, or a dense tufted habit in higher light conditions. A popular indoor plant that can be used in pots just about anywhere, including courtyards, balconies and patios. Often used in minimalist gardens for its striking habit. Leaves of “Tricolor” have a cream and white stripe along the edge and can often handle low light conditions better.
The real feature of Dracena Tri-colour is its decorative foliage – striped cream, green and pink and it looks absolutely fantastic year round, particularly when planted en masse. It grows best in tropical and subtropical gardens, as while it copes with reasonably cold winters further south, it won’t tolerate frost. Dracaena Tri-colour is one of the easiest plants to care for – just prune out some of the cane like stems in spring to help promote a nice branching habit. If growing indoors or in containers, keep an eye out for mealy bug.
- Grows to approximately 3 to 4 metres
- Prefers full sun
- Requires well-drained soil