Massangeana (Dracaena fragrans 'Massangeana') and Marginata (Dracaena marginata)

Differences between Massangeana (Dracaena fragrans 'Massangeana') and Marginata (Dracaena marginata) plants.

Feature Massangeana (Dracaena fragrans 'Massangeana') Marginata (Dracaena marginata)
Leaf Appearance Broad, lance-shaped leaves with a central yellow-green stripe. Long, narrow, arching leaves with a red or burgundy margin.
Leaf Color Mainly green with a prominent yellow stripe in the center. Green leaves with red or burgundy edges.
Height Tends to be taller with a more upright growth habit. Can vary in height, but often has a more slender and arching form.
Trunk Typically has a thick, sturdy trunk. Trunk is usually slender and may have a more "bamboo-like" appearance.
Light Requirements Prefers bright, indirect light but can tolerate lower light levels. Thrives in bright, indirect light but can adapt to lower light conditions.
Watering Allow the top inch of soil to dry between waterings. Allow the top 1-2 inches of soil to dry before watering.
Climate Suitability Suitable for a variety of climates, including indoor conditions and gardens in warmer regions. Adaptable to different climates, including both indoor and outdoor environments in Australia.
Australian Hardiness Zone Suitable for a range of climates in Australia, including coastal areas and subtropical regions. Well-suited for various Australian climates, including coastal and tropical regions.
Common Names Corn Plant, Cornstalk Dracaena. Dragon Tree, Red-Edged Dracaena.

When considering plants for your specific location in Australia, be sure to take into account factors such as local climate, sunlight availability, and indoor/outdoor conditions.

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