• Dracaena draco

Dracaena draco

 

Dracaena draco

Common Name:
Dragon Tree

Distribution:
Native to the Canary Islands and now found in many Mediterranean and southern locations.

Growth Habit: Over 40ft tall, long life span of over 200 years or more, and very slow growing.

Cultural Requirements: It appreciates a well-draining soil and is cold hardy to 20 - 25 degrees Fahrenheit. It thrives in full sun and is very drought tolerant.

Uses/Features: Suitable for growing indoors, but more commonly appreciated as an outdoor xeriscape specimen tree. White flowers are produced after about 10-15 years with an inflorescence above its foliage canopy. Seeds are poisonous if ingested.

Bloom Time: Summer

Where at SDBG: Old World Desert Garden, Canary Island Garden

Desert Museum


Photos: Rachel Cobb