The Garden Community for Garden Lovers

Can I grow my large Dracena outdoors?

United Kingdom Gb

I have recently moved and love my plant but the house is not large enough to accommodate it in addition to my numerous other plants! I am hoping that it is possible to grow this outdoors year round in South Yorkshire if I keep it protected as much as possible in the winter by either wrapping it and covering the roots. Or is this not advisable? Please help!



There are many plants in the Dracaena category, but i don't know of one that will survive a winter outside in this country.

30 Jul, 2009


I think they manage to grow Dracaena draco outdoors at the Chelsea Physic Garden but that's a walled garden in Central London and even then, I'm not 100% they don't move or give them special treatment. I'd guess you probably have D. marginata or sanderiana but I haven't heard of them being hardy either.

30 Jul, 2009

How do I say thanks?

Answer question


Not found an answer?