- Flower namedracaena draco
- Scientific nameDracaena draco
- Aliasdragon's blood tree, dragon tree, 竜血樹, Dracaena draco, Canary Islands dragon tree, dagon’s blood tree, drago, ドラセナ・ドラコ
- Place of originMacaronesia
- Place of floweringGreenhouse, Specific area
- Flowering seasonJune
What is dracaena draco
Dracaena draco or the dragon's blood tree (dracaena draco) is a subtropical tree of the family Asparagaceae, native to Macaronesia. It is native to dry, semi-desert regions. The tree stands upright, but after a decade or so it branches in many pieces at the top and bottom to form a mushroom-like shape. The bark is light brown and uneven. The leaves are flat and cortical, blue-green, sword-shaped and clustered at the ends of branches, with large conical inflorescences that grow from the tips of the branches in June, producing many small, whitish-green flowers. The flowers are followed by many small, round, orange fruits. Its name comes from the fact that red sap is released when the trunk is injured, and the genus name 'Dracaena' means 'δράκαινα' (female dragon) in Greek. The dried red sap is used in Chinese medicine.
Common name: dracaena draco, scientific name: dracaena draco, alternate names: dragon blood tree, dragon's blood tree, dragon tree, Dracaena draco, Canary Islands dragon tree, dagon's blood Tree, drago, tree height: 60-20 m, Place of origin: Macaronesia, Leaf length: 60 cm, Leaf width: 5 cm, Inflorescence: Conical inflorescence, Flower length: 1 cm, Corolla: Tubular flower, Use: Ornamental plant, Medicinal use.