What is this Plant?

Hello Judy,
I have no idea what this is or how best to care for it.
Thanks, Cheryl

Hi Cheryl,

Your plant is a dracaena marginata. It looks like it is in beautiful condition. The main thing to be careful of is not to over- water. Over-watering causes root-rot and is the main reason a dracaena marginata dies. Water well and don’t water again until the top 50% of the soil is dry. In low lightWhen you select “Low Light” a list of the most adaptive plants in our database appears. These plants can live in lighting conditions too low to support any other plants in our database, but will grow faster in medium and high light. Variegation (color) in the leaves is often lost in low light. A plant in low light needs less water and fertilizer than the same plant in better light. Place a low-light plant within 2-3 ft. of a window with a northern exposure, 3-5 ft. of a window with an eastern exposure, 4-10 ft. of a window with a western exposure, and 10-18ft. of a window with a southern exposure. A low light area has between 50-150 ft. candles of light. The best low light house plants are: Chinese Evergreen, Dracaena Janet Craig, Peace Lily, Heart leaf Philodendron. it could take up to three weeks for the soil to dry out. Brown tips on the leaves indicate over-watering or too much fluoride or salt in the water. Never use water that has passed through a softener, too salty. If your household water has a lot of chemicals, allow it to sit out overnight before using it or use distilled water. Numerous yellow leaves means a Dracaena marginata needs more water.

You can read all my care tips in the Popular Houseplant section of the website.
https://www.houseplant411.com/houseplant/dracaena-marginata-how-to-grow-care-dragon-tree