Tropical Dracaena Container Recipe

Summertime is the perfect time to give your houseplants a new purpose by using them in outdoor displays. Plants like this Dracaena marginata also may need annual root trimmings to properly fit into you interior containers, so a summer repurposing is the perfect time to check on the health of your plants by checking the root system, and cleaning the interior containers out for fresh soil and fertilizing later.

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Tropical Dracaena Display Recipe

What You Need:

  • 1 Large Dracaena marginata Plant
  • 3 Light Pink Periwinkle Plants (4-8 inch pot)
  • 3 Pink Begonia Plants (4-8 inch pot)

How To Make This Look:

Center the Dracaena marginata in the pot, and surround it with a circle of alternating Begonias, and Periwinkles.  For this design purchase larger sized annuals, so you don’t have to wait long for them to reach a full appearance. I fertilize the plant with either a time release fertilizer, or simply a fresh layer of leaf mold compost to keep the plants fed.

This design does best in a partial shade, or a lightly sunny environment, where the Begonias can really thrive, and where the Periwinkle is protected from the strongest rays of the sun.

Tips:  Once the days and nights begin to regularly dip below 60 degrees remove the Dracaena, refresh the dirt in your interior pot and replant it for the inside of your home.

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