This plant has a mild fragrance
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Dragon Tree Overview
Dracaena draco is a monocot with a tree-like growth habit, young plants are single stemmed. At about 10–15 years of age the stem stops growing and produces a first flower spike. Soon after flowering and fruiting, a crown of terminal buds appears and the plant starts branching. Each branch grows for about 10–15 years and re-branches, giving the mature plants an umbrella-like structure. It grows slowly, requiring about ten years to reach 1.2 metres in height, but can grow much faster in ideal conditions.
Common problems with Dragon Tree
Generally problem free
How to harvest Dragon Tree
Generally not harvested
How to propagate Dragon Tree
Root leafless stem sections with bottom heat in summer.
Propagate from seed.
Special features of Dragon Tree
Can tolerate long dry periods.
Other uses of Dragon Tree
Rocky slopes. Suitable for coastal conditions.
When cutting bark or leaves they secrete a reddish resin, one of several sources of substances known as dragon's blood, it is traditionally said to have medicinal value.