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Dracaena draco

Dragon Tree

Dragon's Blood Tree, Tree Alow
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Plant Facts

Scientific Name Dracaena draco
Principal Common Name Dragon Tree
Common Name(s) Dragon's Blood Tree, Tree Alow
Synonym
Description Dracaena draco is related to Agave and looks like one when young.It slowly develops a thick trunk, making it look more like a palm. After many years it will start to branch and can become very wide. It may take 10-15 years before it begins to flower.
General Comments Red resin from Dracaena draco, called dragon's blood, is used to finish fine voilins.
Origin
Nativity Canary Islands
Height Range 10 - 30 FT
Spread Range 10 - 20 FT
Flower Showy Y
Warning
Sunset Zones 16 : 17 : 21 : 22 : 23 : 24
USDA Zones 9b : 10a : 10b : 11
Leaf Color Gray-Green
Leaf Texture Stiff : Sword-like
Form Succulent : Tree
Flower Color Greenish White
Flower Time
Months
Ease of Growing Average
Light Preferences Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun) : Filtered Light : Partial Shade
Soil Preferences Any : Well-drained
Watering Preferences Drought Tolerant : Medium : Sparse
Outstanding Features Container Plant : Drought tolerant : Evergreen : Form : Shape

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