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Family: DRACAENACEAE 

 Dracaena cinnabari
 

A photo by Alain Christophe.

  
Author:  Isaac Bayley Balfour 1882
Family:  Dracaenaceae
Habitat:  Yemen: Socotra
Soil:  Grit
Water:  Minimum - Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  80 centimetres
Height:  9 meters
Flower:  White
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings?
Pop names:  Socotra Dragon Tree, Inside-out Umbrella Tree
Synonyms:  -

A photo by Boris "Puk" Vrskovy, Slovakia.

A young plant in Copenhagen Botanical Garden.

The morning mist contributes with quite some water.

The water which is not absorbed by the leaves is found underneath the natural umbrella, for the roots to absorb.

   This charismatic member of the Dracaenaceae  family was described by Isaac Bayley Balfour in 1882. It is only found on the Yemen island; Socotra. It grows among rocks and limestone, receiving little water and lots of sun. Depending on the environment, it will eventually reach three to nine meters with a stem up to 80 centimetres in diameter. The flowers are white, and besides from seeds, I guess it will be possible to make cuttings.

The larger plants survives without much water, but to grow, they will need some, just like the seedlings, which is depending on quite some water.

Growing in bare limestone in some places.

Found in huge groups along with Adenium socotranum.

The hillsides are almost covered in a few areas. Here, in the morning mist.