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Family: DRACAENACEAE 

 Dracaena draco
 
  
Author:  Carl Linnaeus 1767
Family:  Dracaenaceae
Habitat:  The Canary Islands, Madeira, Cape Verde Islands, Morocco
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  15 meters ( in 500 year)
Height:  20 meters
Flower:  Crème colour
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
Pop names:  Dragon Tree, Drago de Canarias, Dragon's Blood Tree, Sangre de Drago
Synonyms:  Asparagus draco, Linnaeus 1762.
Got it from:  Grand Canaria
Year:  2005

 

Often used as garden sculptures, here on Grand Canary Island.
Photo by Preben Leif Axelsen.

 

Medium size, photo from Albert Perdeck.

   This member of the Dracaenaceae family was described by Carl Linnaeus in 1762 and given this name by him in 1767. It is found on The Canary Islands, Madeira, Cape Verde Islands and Morocco, growing in a well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. It can grow to 20 meters in height and 15 meters in diameter, given 500 - 1000 years. I have read in other places it should be slow growing - it is fare from my experience! The flowers are crème coloured.

Also seen as member of the Agavaceae, Liliaceae and Hyacinthaceae families.