Dracaena draco

  • Dracaena draco
  • Dracaena draco
  • Dracaena draco
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Common name:
Canary Islands dragon tree

Canary Islands


Now, the dragon tree rarely grows in the wild, but there is still an old individual in the northwest of Tenerife with an estimated age of 250 years. Because it is a monocot, the strain does not form annual rings, and the age can be estimated only on the basis of the number of branches. The name dragon tree originates from the sap that turns red when exposed to oxygen. After damage, it therefore seems as if the tree is bleeding. During the Middle Ages, it was believed that this red resin was the blood of dragons. It is a slow grower that performs well as a houseplant.

Germination instructions:
Scarify the seeds with some sand paper and then soak them in lukewarm water for 24 hours. For sowing use sowing mix and keep the temperature around 25 degC. The soil needs to be constantly moist, but not wet. Germination can occur after several weeks to months. 

Sowing time:
All year round

Photo 1: Amado-amadoblog
Photo 2: Daderot via Wikipedia 
Photo 3: Cactus Limon

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Reviews (1)
rating 5 (5 / 1 Reviews)

Rudy Devroey (22-07-2018) rating 5 Als beginner deze dit voorjaar besteld. Van het pakje zijn er 4 ontkiemd bij kamertemperatuur. Nu zijn we enkele maanden verder en zijn ze bijna 20 cm groot en intussen heb ik een nieuwe hobby en verschillende zaden besteld en met succes gezaaid.

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