University of Florida

Plant Identification Learning Module:
Flowers and Foliage

Dracaena Marginata (Dracaena marginata)

This fine-textured, evergreen plant is distinguished by its relatively thin and irregular stems that are topped by a rosette of ribbon-like leaves. Multiple, woody, curving stems of this plant can reach a height of 15 feet. The variegated, leathery leaves have a purple stripe along their margins. The white and red flowers occur in panicles above the leaves and are not showy. The fruit is round and less than 1/2 inch in diameter.