Canary Dragon Tree and other Real Dragon Trees are most ornamental evergreen plants which are very robust and may reach several hundred of years. These living fossils are easily cultivated in any rich, well drained soil in a sunny to partially shaded spot in summer. During winter they should be kept almost completely dry at a minimum of some 10°C, when plants will stay dormant. At higher temperatures in winter plants require careful watering in full sun. With time these fascinating succulents make a massive treelike trunk and several dense crowns of long leaves. Only 7 species are known at present, out of which two occur on the Canary Islands (Dracaena draco and the extremely rare, only recently discovered new species Dracaena tamaranae from Gran Canaria), one in SW Morocco (Dracaena draco ssp. ajgal), and four in eastern Africa (Dracaena cinnabari on the island of Socotra offshore Yemen, Dracaena ombet in Egypt and Sudan, Dracaena schizanta in Somalia and Djibuti, and Dracaena serrulata in Saudi Arabia, Yemen and Oman). Except for the commonly cultivated Dracaena draco all other Dracaena species are extremely rare in cultivation and seed is simply inobtainable, so please do not ask us for seed! Our stock of plants is more than limited and once these plants are sold out, it may take several years if not decades before they might become available again!
Sow seeds at a minimum of some 20°C throughout the year in any rich, well drained, slightly moist soil. Keep seedlings in a very sunny spot. The seeds germinate during a period of several weeks (the minimum are some four weeks).
7 seeds per package or per plant as specified below.
Note: Plants are only deliverable within Europe !