Dracaena draco (Canary Islands Dragon Tree) Plant
[75mm pot/bare root]

Price: AU$7.50 In Stock: 5 Available

A subtropical tree-like plant in the genus Dracaena, native to the Canary Islands, Cape Verde, Madeira, and locally in western Morocco. A very popular landscaping plant.

When the bark or leaves are cut they secrete a reddish resin, one of several sources of substances known as dragon's blood. Red resins from this tree contain many mono- and dimeric flavans that contribute to the red color of the resins. Dragon's blood has a number of traditional medical uses, although dragon's blood obtained from Dracaena draco was not known until the 15th century, and analyses suggest that most dragon's blood used in art was obtained from species of the genus Daemonorops.

Note this is not the true Dragons Blood which is Croton lechleri.

Common name: Drago; The Dragon Tree; Dragon's Blood Tree.


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Dracaena draco (Canary Islands Dragon Tree) Plant
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