Dragon Tree - Dracaena draco
Dragon Tree - Dracaena draco

Dragon Tree - Dracaena draco

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Dracaena draco, also known as the Canary Islands Dragon Tree, is a slow-growing, long-lived tree that is native to the Canary Islands and Madeira. It is widely grown as an ornamental plant and is prized for its unique, dramatic appearance, as well as its resin which is used as an incense.

Growth Form: Can Reach 5-15 Feet when grown indoors, up to 50 Feet outdoors. The tree is also known for its thick, spiky stems and branches.
Light: Grows well in bright, indirect light but can also tolerate some shade. Protect front full sun in hot areas.
Water:  prefers to be kept on the dry side and can tolerate periods of drought.
Soil: best planted in well-draining soil that is rich in organic matter. A mix of peat moss/coco coir, perlite, and sand can provide the plant with the right growing conditions.
Hardiness:  hardy in USDA zones 9 to 11 and can tolerate temperatures as low as 25°F. It is best to protect the plant from frost and cold drafts.
Type: Evergreen Perennial 

Maintenance and special care: The Dragon Tree is a low-maintenance plant that requires little attention other than occasional watering and fertilization. It is important to avoid pruning the tree excessively, as this can cause stress and damage to the plant. The tree can also be susceptible to scale insects, so it is important to inspect the plant regularly and treat any infestations promptly.