The common name "Madagascar Dragon Tree" is a combination of its native origin, "Madagascar" and its famous cousin Dracaena Draco (meaning Dragon). A plant that's well known for its tendency to ooze red blood like resin when cut or damaged, giving it an "alive" quality.

Like the rest of the Dracaena varieties grown indoors, this houseplant has many advantages that make it fantastic to have around. The first selling point is that it's still super popular today, even though it's been living in homes and workplaces since the 1960's it's escaped that dreaded "old fashioned" label.

The growth pattern is also an advantage because D. Marginata tends to remain quite slender and tall even after many years of growth and still looks great even when it's reaching its maximum indoor height. The stems are stiff and sturdy so it can also fully support itself without any help from you.

Dracaena Marginata (Madagacar Dragon Tree)