Plants ordered today will begin shipping mid-March 2024
Dragon Tree (Dracaena draco) potted plant, organic
Family: Asparagus (Asparagaceae)
Hardy to Zones 8 to 12, otherwise grown as a potted plant and brought in for the winter
Tree-like monocot to 25 feet tall and equally as broad. Native to the Canary Islands, Cape Verde and Morocco. Widely cultivated as a curio worthy of the finest botanical gardens. Anyone in the Western US that wants to see a really sweet stand of these comely trees, with their solid trunks and palm-like foliage, can find them at San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas, California. Surely one of the most unusual trees on earth, they appear to be–not from earth. The flowers are white and deeply perfumed. Dragon tree is one of the several sources for the aromatic, garnet-red resin known as “Dragon’s Blood.” Traditional usage: wound dressing, diarrhea, ulcerations and eczema. The plant prefers mesic to dry conditions, well-drained soil, and sun to part shade. Keep plants in potted culture (the photo is of one of my year-old individuals) or if environment permits, plant outdoors at a spacing of at least 30 feet apart.
Potted tree, certified organically grown