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From the picture, it looks like it's 5 or 6 feet tall. Most of them never make it more than 2 feet. It's called Dracaena marginata. I'm not sure if it has a common name. When it is growing well with enough (not too much) water and light, the edges of the dark green leaves are red. It is a member of the Lily family, probably related to Yucca which also has some species (i.e. Joshua Tree) which develop woody stems. If you give it a little more light and more water, letting it dry out quite a bit between waterings, the leaves should stay on longer and you'll have bigger tufts of leaves at the ends of the stems. You might try nicking one of the stems about a foot or two above the pot. Nothing major, just a small injury. This might allow the end growth to continue to live while encouraging a dormant bud or two to start growing along the bare stem. If it works, you can try another. Don't do too much damage or you'll kill that stem.

Posted by joem50 on 2009-08-02, 00:47:42 Offensive  Report this as offensive.

looks like dracaena marginata but full grown but mine has red on the leaves love it signed tropical breeze

Posted by tropicalbreeze on 2009-08-05, 16:58:48 Offensive  Report this as offensive.

The plant is a tropical, considered a house plant in the USA. It is Dracena Marginata, common name Dragon Plant from Madagascar. It appears to be 15 to 20 yrs old and has been reaching for sunlight. It needs a bright light location, but not full sun. It has also been water deprived at times. You can trim those far reaching stems back to get a straighter plant. New shoots will spring from them if you add some fresh soil and fertilizer. For healthy images and more infor....see

Posted by plantmngr on 2010-07-05, 16:17:04 Offensive  Report this as offensive.

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