Lighting: Dracaena marginata plants prefer medium light, but survive in lower light situations.
Water: Over- watering causes root-rot and is the main reason a dracaena marginata plant dies. Water well and don't water again until the top 50% of the soil is dry. In low light, it could take up to three weeks for the soil of a dracaena marginata to dry out.
Soil: Dracaena Marginata plants grow well in a loose fast-draining soil.
Temperature: These plants prefer temperatures between 70°-80°