The Dragon's Tail is a fantastic plant with stunning foliage. It's shiny, vibrant, green leaves take on an interesting shape, and can have leaf fenestration (leaf splitting, much like a Monstera) upon maturity. A must-have for any rare plant collector!
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AttributesType: Tropica / Houseplant
Height: This plant indoors commonly grows past 5ft. In it's natural habitat they can grow as large as 50ft
Spread: This plant trails or climbs, so the spread is up to the carer
Light: Medium to Bright Indirect
Zone: 9 - 11
Pet Safe: Toxic
CareGeneral Maintenance: If you want these plants to climb instead of trail, supply them with a moss pole to wrap around. Propogation is easy: cut off the stem leaving a minimum of 2-3 nodes and remove the leaves from those node areas. Put in water and leave in a bright spot. Roots should begin to form in 3-6 weeks. Transplant into soil once the roots are 1in long.
Temperature: Household temperatures are perfect for this plant. They do not do well in temperatures near 0°C or above 30°C.
Light: A spot near an East or West facing window will allow these plants to thrive. Too little light and they will start to become leggy. Do not expose to direct sunlight or their leaves will burn.
Watering: Water once the top 1-2 inches of soil is dry. Make sure to water thoroughly so that it drains out of the bottom of the pot. They like humidity - standard indoor humidity should be fine, but a pebble tray may be needed in the drier months.
Fertilizer: Feed once every 2-3 weeks during the growing season with a balanced organic fertilizer.
Soil: A well-draining soil mix will allow these plants to thrive. You want it to retain some moisture, but not hold onto excess water.
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