Marginatas are an attractive, stiff-leaved plant with green, sword-like leaves edged with red. The plant's two-toned leaves set colorful contrasts in living rooms, gardens, and patios. They are tough and drought-tolerant with aggressive root systems, making them a popular houseplant. Marginatas can reach a height of 10'-15' when planted outdoors.
Marginatas have a high tolerance for a wide range of temperatures. The best exposure will be a location with lots of indirect light. It should be planted in a loamy, well-draining soil amended with peat moss and watered regularly during the growing season. To ensure that you don't over-water, wait until the top half of the soil is dry before watering. Watering should be slightly restricted during the winter. Hardiness zones range from 10-12.