What is this plant called, and what height do they grow to? I've had it for 3 years and the roots are growing out the bottom of the pot. I normally water every few days, seems to grow well either in sunshine or shade. Should I replant into a bigger pot?

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This plant is Dracaena Marginata, also called the dragon tree. It has thick fleshy roots and does well in bright diffuse light where it is allowed to dry between waterings.

Most common problem with this plant is over watering in low light. Keep this plant in good light and let it dry out a little more in the winter months.

Spider mites are also a problem for weak plants in low light. This answer may prove helpful.

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