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Are you ready to embark on a fantastic journey through the enchanting world of the Dragon Tree, also known as Dracaena draco? The Greek word "drákaina," which means "female dragon," gave rise to the name "dracaena." This refers to the 'Draco' kind of brilliant red resin. Hailing from Canary Island, it is also known as the Canary Island dragon tree or goes by many other common names such as dragon blood tree, corn plant, ribbon plant, and dragon's blood plant. 

This extraordinary evergreen dragon plant is like a mythical creature brought to life right in your own backyard or living room. This dragon tree stands tall and can reach a height of 15 feet in its natural habitat and 4 feet if grown indoors, boasting a thick cylindrical trunk adorned with stunning rosettes. These rosettes are no ordinary ones either; they are crowned with magnificent sword-shaped leaves that will make you feel like you've stepped into a mythical kingdom.  

This corn-like plant (which is larger and broader) will undoubtedly add to the landscape of your lovely home.  It is poisonous if consumed as it contains a milky sap. When exposed to oxygen, sap turns red, giving the appearance that the tree is bleeding.  

The dragon plant is known for its attractive white flowers, which are produced in clusters on the tips of its branches from the late winter to early spring. This dragon tree can easily be propagated by cuttings. The dragon tree is a unique plant that can live for hundreds of years, and dragon's blood resin has been used for various purposes throughout history.  

This dragon tree can easily be propagated by cuttings. The dragon tree is a unique plant that can live for hundreds of years, and the dragon's blood resin has been used for various purposes throughout history. 

With its show-stopping presence, this dragon tree is sure to be the talk of your garden. Plus, it's perfect for those who want to add something truly special to their collection.   

Watering Needs 

The dragon blood tree is a succulent shrub that definitely stands out from the rest! Despite being drought-tolerant the dragon plant should not be overwatered or underwatered. But here's a fun fact - unlike most trees, dragon trees do not tolerate prolonged drought well. In fact, during the scorching summer months, it might require weekly watering to keep those arms perky and looking their best.  

And if you ever notice dragon blood gradually curling towards the center, don't freak out! That just means they're thirsty and in need of some water. So, make sure to water them thoroughly when you see this happen (but be careful not to let them stand in watery soil), or else risk facing root rot - yikes! Stay on top of your watering game with this quirky dragon plant and watch as they continue to thrive and turn heads with their unique appearance. 

Light Requirements 

The dragon tree requires a lot of light and should be grown in either full sun or partial shade. New plants can get burned in the full sun as they were probably grown in a greenhouse; therefore, dragon blood tree exposure to sunlight gradually increases. If the sun is too bright and is burning your plant's leaves, consider purchasing a sunshade or moving the plant to a more shaded location.  

The dragon tree can also thrive in filtered or low-light conditions. It can also grow in areas that are partially shaded, but not in those that receive direct sunlight. The plant is vulnerable to exposure to the full sun. 

If indoors, place your Dracaena tree a few feet away from the south-facing window. If they don't receive enough light for a long period, their stems may grow leggy and become paler and their spines will shorten; so, make your cactus happy and give it plenty of light.  

Optimal Soil & Fertilizer Needs 

Dracaena plant favors very airy, sandy soil that drains well. Planting them in ordinary soil will result in compacted roots, stunted growth, and most likely root rot. Instead, make or buy a well-draining potting mix, or ideally use our specialized potting mix that contains over 5 natural substrates and mycorrhizae to promote the development of a strong root system that helps your blood tree to thrive. 

When it comes to fertilizing your dragon blood trees, it only needs a tiny bit applied once a year in springtime with a natural fertilizer that has lower doses of NPK (5-10-5). No harsh chemicals here, folks - just pure, natural goodness that lasts longer and encourages nutrient absorption, so your succulent stays happy as a clam.  

So go ahead and give your Dragon's blood plant some love with a good natural fertilizer because when it comes to soil and fertilizers, through experience, we know what works best!  

Hardiness Zones & More 

The dragon tree requires sunny, warm climates to thrive, but it is more tolerant of cold temperatures than other Dracaena species and can endure temperatures as low as 50 degrees Fahrenheit for a brief period of time.  

Generally, these are hardy plants that can be grown in the garden in USDA zone 8 - 12 and it is a great houseplant for beginners as it will be fine if you forget to water it for a while. A dragon plant tends to live for many years and grows slowly. Plant them in the spring after the weather warms up.  

It may be beneficial to humidify the indoor air, especially during the dry winter months, as this plant typically absorbs moisture from the air rather than the soil in its natural habitat. 

We think you will love this dragon plant – order your very own Dracaena draco - Dragon blood tree for sale and start enjoying its beauty in no time!  

Pests & Common Problems of Dragon Tree

Some common pests that can affect tree dragons include spider mites, mealybugs, and scale insects. These pests can cause damage to the leaves and stems of the dragon plant, leading to discoloration and stunted growth.

It is important to regularly inspect your Dracaena dragon tree for signs of infestation and take appropriate measures to control and eliminate these pests.  

Other common problems are:   

Root rot: Overwatering can cause the dragon tree to develop root rot, which can lead to wilting, yellowing, and eventual death. To avoid overwatering, make sure to water the tree dragon only when the soil is dry, and use a well-draining soil mix.  

Yellowing of leaves: A common sign of root rot is the yellowing of leaves, which eventually drop off. These are also signs of dragon trees that don't get enough sunlight. The leaves will be yellow if your soil has been dry, especially in the winter. For a few days, leave the plant outside in the sun for about six hours each day, and it will heal. 

Powdery Mildew: Powdery mildew is a white and moldy disease that can be caused by poor air circulation and humidity. To remove it without damaging the plant, dissolve one tablespoon of baking soda into a gallon of water and wash the plant with a baking soda mixture. 

Leggy growth: Low light can cause the blood dragon tree to become weak and leggy, and it may produce fewer or no flowers. To avoid low light conditions, place the dragon tree in a location with bright, indirect sunlight or supplement its light with a grow light. 

Curling Leaves:  Evaluate your dragon plant's growing situation closely to determine the cause of curling leaves, such as overwatering, underwatering, or temperature shock. Increase watering to prevent future curling, repot with fresh soil, and avoid major temperature changes. 

FAQs - Dragon Tree Plant

Is dragon tree a good houseplant? 

Yes, the dragon tree is a popular houseplant because it is easy to care for and can tolerate a wide range of indoor conditions. It is also known for its air-purifying properties, which can help to improve the air quality in your home. Additionally, the dragon tree is a beautiful plant that can add a touch of tropical elegance to any room. 

Where do dragon trees grow best? 

Dragon trees grow best in subtropical regions with warm temperatures and moderate humidity. They are native to the Canary Islands, Cape Verde, and Madeira, but can also be found in other parts of Africa and Asia.  

In general, dragon trees prefer bright, indirect light and well-draining soil, and they can be grown outdoors in areas with mild winters.  They are commonly grown as houseplants in colder climates. 

Do dragon trees like sun or shade? 

Dragon trees prefer bright, indirect light, so they should be placed in a location where they can receive plenty of sunlight without being exposed to direct sunlight. While they can tolerate some shade, they will not thrive in a location that is too dark or dim.  

If you are growing a dragon tree indoors, it is best to place it near a window that receives bright, filtered light. 

Is the dragon tree a lucky plant? 

 Yes, in Chinese culture, the dragon tree is believed to be a symbol of good luck and prosperity, and it is often used in feng shui to promote positive energy and harmony in the home.  

The plant is also associated with the wood element, which is said to represent growth, creativity, and vitality. In general, the dragon tree is considered a powerful and auspicious plant that can help to bring good fortune and positive energy into the home.

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Are you ready to embark on a fantastic journey through the enchanting world of the Dragon Tree, also known as Dracaena draco? The Greek word "drákaina," which means "female dragon," gave rise to the name "dracaena." This refers to the 'Draco' kind of brilliant red resin. Hailing from Canary Island, it is also known as the Canary Island dragon tree or goes by many other common names such as dragon blood tree, corn plant, ribbon plant, and dragon's blood plant. 

This extraordinary evergreen dragon plant is like a mythical creature brought to life right in your own backyard or living room. This dragon tree stands tall and can reach a height of 15 feet in its natural habitat and 4 feet if grown indoors, boasting a thick cylindrical trunk adorned with stunning rosettes. These rosettes are no ordinary ones either; they are crowned with magnificent sword-shaped leaves that will make you feel like you've stepped into a mythical kingdom.  

This corn-like plant (which is larger and broader) will undoubtedly add to the landscape of your lovely home.  It is poisonous if consumed as it contains a milky sap. When exposed to oxygen, sap turns red, giving the appearance that the tree is bleeding.  

The dragon plant is known for its attractive white flowers, which are produced in clusters on the tips of its branches from the late winter to early spring. This dragon tree can easily be propagated by cuttings. The dragon tree is a unique plant that can live for hundreds of years, and dragon's blood resin has been used for various purposes throughout history.  

This dragon tree can easily be propagated by cuttings. The dragon tree is a unique plant that can live for hundreds of years, and the dragon's blood resin has been used for various purposes throughout history. 

With its show-stopping presence, this dragon tree is sure to be the talk of your garden. Plus, it's perfect for those who want to add something truly special to their collection.   

Watering Needs 

The dragon blood tree is a succulent shrub that definitely stands out from the rest! Despite being drought-tolerant the dragon plant should not be overwatered or underwatered. But here's a fun fact - unlike most trees, dragon trees do not tolerate prolonged drought well. In fact, during the scorching summer months, it might require weekly watering to keep those arms perky and looking their best.  

And if you ever notice dragon blood gradually curling towards the center, don't freak out! That just means they're thirsty and in need of some water. So, make sure to water them thoroughly when you see this happen (but be careful not to let them stand in watery soil), or else risk facing root rot - yikes! Stay on top of your watering game with this quirky dragon plant and watch as they continue to thrive and turn heads with their unique appearance. 

Light Requirements 

The dragon tree requires a lot of light and should be grown in either full sun or partial shade. New plants can get burned in the full sun as they were probably grown in a greenhouse; therefore, dragon blood tree exposure to sunlight gradually increases. If the sun is too bright and is burning your plant's leaves, consider purchasing a sunshade or moving the plant to a more shaded location.  

The dragon tree can also thrive in filtered or low-light conditions. It can also grow in areas that are partially shaded, but not in those that receive direct sunlight. The plant is vulnerable to exposure to the full sun. 

If indoors, place your Dracaena tree a few feet away from the south-facing window. If they don't receive enough light for a long period, their stems may grow leggy and become paler and their spines will shorten; so, make your cactus happy and give it plenty of light.  

Optimal Soil & Fertilizer Needs 

Dracaena plant favors very airy, sandy soil that drains well. Planting them in ordinary soil will result in compacted roots, stunted growth, and most likely root rot. Instead, make or buy a well-draining potting mix, or ideally use our specialized potting mix that contains over 5 natural substrates and mycorrhizae to promote the development of a strong root system that helps your blood tree to thrive. 

When it comes to fertilizing your dragon blood trees, it only needs a tiny bit applied once a year in springtime with a natural fertilizer that has lower doses of NPK (5-10-5). No harsh chemicals here, folks - just pure, natural goodness that lasts longer and encourages nutrient absorption, so your succulent stays happy as a clam.  

So go ahead and give your Dragon's blood plant some love with a good natural fertilizer because when it comes to soil and fertilizers, through experience, we know what works best!  

Hardiness Zones & More 

The dragon tree requires sunny, warm climates to thrive, but it is more tolerant of cold temperatures than other Dracaena species and can endure temperatures as low as 50 degrees Fahrenheit for a brief period of time.  

Generally, these are hardy plants that can be grown in the garden in USDA zone 8 - 12 and it is a great houseplant for beginners as it will be fine if you forget to water it for a while. A dragon plant tends to live for many years and grows slowly. Plant them in the spring after the weather warms up.  

It may be beneficial to humidify the indoor air, especially during the dry winter months, as this plant typically absorbs moisture from the air rather than the soil in its natural habitat. 

We think you will love this dragon plant – order your very own Dracaena draco - Dragon blood tree for sale and start enjoying its beauty in no time!  

Pests & Common Problems of Dragon Tree

Some common pests that can affect tree dragons include spider mites, mealybugs, and scale insects. These pests can cause damage to the leaves and stems of the dragon plant, leading to discoloration and stunted growth.

It is important to regularly inspect your Dracaena dragon tree for signs of infestation and take appropriate measures to control and eliminate these pests.  

Other common problems are:   

Root rot: Overwatering can cause the dragon tree to develop root rot, which can lead to wilting, yellowing, and eventual death. To avoid overwatering, make sure to water the tree dragon only when the soil is dry, and use a well-draining soil mix.  

Yellowing of leaves: A common sign of root rot is the yellowing of leaves, which eventually drop off. These are also signs of dragon trees that don't get enough sunlight. The leaves will be yellow if your soil has been dry, especially in the winter. For a few days, leave the plant outside in the sun for about six hours each day, and it will heal. 

Powdery Mildew: Powdery mildew is a white and moldy disease that can be caused by poor air circulation and humidity. To remove it without damaging the plant, dissolve one tablespoon of baking soda into a gallon of water and wash the plant with a baking soda mixture. 

Leggy growth: Low light can cause the blood dragon tree to become weak and leggy, and it may produce fewer or no flowers. To avoid low light conditions, place the dragon tree in a location with bright, indirect sunlight or supplement its light with a grow light. 

Curling Leaves:  Evaluate your dragon plant's growing situation closely to determine the cause of curling leaves, such as overwatering, underwatering, or temperature shock. Increase watering to prevent future curling, repot with fresh soil, and avoid major temperature changes. 

FAQs - Dragon Tree Plant

Is dragon tree a good houseplant? 

Yes, the dragon tree is a popular houseplant because it is easy to care for and can tolerate a wide range of indoor conditions. It is also known for its air-purifying properties, which can help to improve the air quality in your home. Additionally, the dragon tree is a beautiful plant that can add a touch of tropical elegance to any room. 

Where do dragon trees grow best? 

Dragon trees grow best in subtropical regions with warm temperatures and moderate humidity. They are native to the Canary Islands, Cape Verde, and Madeira, but can also be found in other parts of Africa and Asia.  

In general, dragon trees prefer bright, indirect light and well-draining soil, and they can be grown outdoors in areas with mild winters.  They are commonly grown as houseplants in colder climates. 

Do dragon trees like sun or shade? 

Dragon trees prefer bright, indirect light, so they should be placed in a location where they can receive plenty of sunlight without being exposed to direct sunlight. While they can tolerate some shade, they will not thrive in a location that is too dark or dim.  

If you are growing a dragon tree indoors, it is best to place it near a window that receives bright, filtered light. 

Is the dragon tree a lucky plant? 

 Yes, in Chinese culture, the dragon tree is believed to be a symbol of good luck and prosperity, and it is often used in feng shui to promote positive energy and harmony in the home.  

The plant is also associated with the wood element, which is said to represent growth, creativity, and vitality. In general, the dragon tree is considered a powerful and auspicious plant that can help to bring good fortune and positive energy into the home.

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