I purchased this plant at Home Depot but there was no info identifying it. Can u tell me what it is? It seems to be doing well in a south window. What is the proper care?
Your plant is a beautiful Dracaena Marginata. There are complete care instructions for it in the Popular House plant Section of the website. Putting it so close to a window with a Southern exposure could result in a few problems. Keep an eye out for spider mitesSpider Mites, members of the Acari family, are small insects about 1mm in size. The most common indoor plant mite is the red spider mite (also called the two-spotted spider mite.). These pests lay their eggs on the under surface of leaves and produce fine webbing especially where the leaves are attached to the stem. Spider mites are hard to see with the naked eye, and may appear only as small red dots. They are more often recognized by the gritty feel of the leaf when you run your finger down it’s length, or by the appearance of discolored leaves due to the sucking action of the mites. The best way to prevent spider mites is to keep your plants clean and dust free. Treat spider mites by spraying every ten days for a month with a product such as Safer Insecticidal Soap., warm dry air encourages them to breed. During the summer and late spring, the sun may be too intense for a marginata, causing the leaf color to fade and brown burn marks to appear on the leaves.