Baby, it’s cold outside! Caring for houseplants throughout the cooler months is excellent for keeping the winter blues at bay. Beyond being mood boosters, air-purifiers, and pleasing to the eye, houseplants provide a connection to Mother Nature that people seem to crave these days.
Why not try adding this beauty to your repertoire?
Name: Dracena marginata
Appearance: A member of the dragon plant family, Dracena marginata has multiple twisted canes and long, thin, red-edged leaves.
How It Grows: This houseplant is very low-maintenance and durable. Let it grow in a warm spot (65-75°F) that gets bright, indirect sunlight. Water only when the top inch of soil is dry to the touch. Dracena marginata becomes quite tall, so keep it in a large pot on the floor and cut off the top of the plant to control its height.
Other Facts: Good news, bad news; while Dracena marginata makes NASA’s list of air-purifying plants, it is also believed to be poisonous to cats and dogs.