Dragons Blood Tree Seeds Dracaena Draco seeds
Dracaena draco, known as the Dragon's Blood, is a lovely tall Dracaena that originates from the Canary Islands.
Dragon's blood was used as a dye and medicine (respiratory & gastrointestinal problems)
The Dracaena draco tree is characterised by a single or multiple trunk growing up to about 8-12 metres tall (rarely more), with a dense umbrella-shaped canopy of thick blue-green leaves. Young trees remain with only a single stem; branching occurs when the tree flowers, when two side shoots at the base of the
As the old leaves die the stem gradually unveils with a scaly pattern.
At about 15 years of age, the stem stops growing and produces a flower spike with greenish-white lily-like perfumed flowers, followed by coral coloured berries.
When the bark or leaves are cut they secrete a reddish resin, one of the sources of the substance known as Dragon's Blood, used to stain wood, such as of the Stradivarius violins.