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Dracaena draco (Dragon tree, Dragons blood tree)

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Plant description

draecena draco dragon tree seeds

draecena draco

Dracaena draco is a monocot perennial plant that has a very ornamental tree-like growth habit. It grows into an umbrella shaped tree, in frost free areas, and makes a good specimen plant for a dramatic effect. It is very salt tolerant, and withstands drought. It also has few pests and diseases, making it an easy care plant. It prefers a sunny position and well drained soil, but can also be grown in a partly shaded position. It is slow growing, so can be pot grown when younger.

The plant will produce flowers once well grown, which are white and lily perfumed. They are followed by decorative red berries. When the plant is cut it produces a red resin, which can be used to stain wood.

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: white
Flowering season: not specified

Scent

The white flowers have a lily perfume

Plant size

Maximum height: 3 metres
Minimum height: not specified

Maximum width: not specified
Minimum width: not specified

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Not specified.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, subtropical, tropical.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: moist, well-drained.

Clay: well-drained.

Sand: moist, well-drained.

Miscellaneous information

Planting season: not specified.

Types of fertiliser: not specified.

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