Native to Madagascar, the eye-catching plant is a favorite of interior designers. The thin sword-shaped upright leaves can often be found on display in medical offices and malls. The cane-like tree makes for an excellent entryway plant.
Dracaena ‘Malaika’ is a delightful plant that has dark green leaves lined lengthwise with off-white. A great choice for any home.
Grow Pot Size: 4” Overall Height Including Grow Pot: 7-9” Plant Care Level: Easy
Extremely popular as an office plant due to their ability to adapt to all light conditions and tolerate periods of drought.
Dracaena 'Malaika' Care Tips
Other Common Names: Madagascar Dragon Tree
Binomial Name:Dracaena 'Malaika'
Care Level: Easy
Light: Bright to medium, indirect
Water: Allow the top 2” of soil to dry
Pet Friendly: No
The Dracaena 'Malaika' Story
Where is it from? The Dracaena 'Malaika' is native to tropical Africa.
Who is the Dracaena 'Malaika'? It is a durable Dracaena that you might mistake for a palm plant. This plant has sword-like leaves that grow upwards and incredibly eye-catching variegated foliage.
Good For You! Air Purifying! Strong purifying skills, the Dracaena naturally removes common household toxins and pollutants.
Is the Dracaena 'Malaika' the right plant for me?
This is an incredibly easy plant. Think of them as the perfect roommate that will never cause an issue and always keep to themselves. They make for perfect plants to gift to friends and co-workers!
Pet Friendly: No, this plant is not pet-friendly.
Location Suggestions: The Dracaena is the perfect office plant. Whether or not you are back at the office or you are working from home!
Prefers bright to medium indirect light. No direct sun as the leaves can burn.
Allow the top 2” of the soil to dry before watering.
This can be done every 12-18 months. Choose a pot that is 2” larger in diameter than the original pot.
Use a well-draining, high organic matter soil mix.
Average from 65°F - 75°F
Follow a monthly fertilizing schedule when the plant is actively growing. In most cases, this is in the spring and summer. Use a balanced fertilizer - this means a ratio of NPK that is all the same. Ex: 10-10-10.
Remove dried or damaged leaves by firmly grasping the leaf at its base and gently tugging.
Less is more when it comes to Dracaenas. Do not smother this beautiful plant with overwatering, fertilizing, and light.
General Information About Your Plant
Dark green leaves lined lengthwise with off-white.
Toxic. Always keep plants away from children and pets.