- Flower nameDracaena marginata
- Scientific nameDracaena marginata
- Alias紅覆輪千年木, 真実の木, ドラセナ・マジナータ, Dracaena marginata, Dracena concinna, Red-edged Dracaena, Madagascar dragon tree
- Place of originisland of Madagascar
- Place of floweringHorticultural species, Ornamental plants
- Flowering seasonMarch, April
What is Dracaena marginata
Dracaena marginata, Red-edged Dracaena, Madagascar dragon tree, or Dragon tree (Dracaena marginata) is a NASA ECO Plant that has been recognized by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration for its ability to eliminate substances that cause sick building syndrome. It is an evergreen shrub native to the island of Madagascar, belonging to the genus Dracaena in the family Asparagaceae. It grows 2 to 4.5 meters tall, but about 0.5 to 2 meters indoors. The slender leaves that grow fast at the tips of the stems are green with red edges. Since it was born in Africa, it is not very tolerant of cold, but is tolerant of heat.
NASA ECO Planti
D. marginata has been recognized by NASA (U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration) for its ability to remove airborne toxins such as benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene and toluene. It is often used as a houseplant in public facilities, offices, and homes.
According to feng shui, plants with upward-facing leaves have yang qi, while thin, pointed leaves generate sharp qi. Plants with upward-growing leaves have yang qi, and plants with thin, sharp leaves generate sharp qi. Plants that meet these two conditions are considered to be effective in improving the flow of qi and spreading good qi, and are therefore good to place at the entrance.
Common name: Dracaena marginata, Scientific name: Dracaena marginata, Synonym: D. reflexa var. angustifolia, English name: Red-edged Dracaena, Madagascar dragon tree, Dragon tree, Dracena, Origin: Madagascar, Type of life: evergreen shrub, Tree height: 2-4.5 m, Leaf blade length: 30-50 cm, Leaf color: green with red margins.