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Dracaena (Dragon Tree)

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 south-western 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 tree-like Dracaena species are extremely rare in cultivation and seeds are simply inobtainable. Apart from the "real" dragon trees we also offer seeds from other rare Dracaena species.
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 absolute minimum are four weeks).
7, respectively 3 seeds per package.
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Dracaena draco (Madeira Dragon Tree)

Dracaena draco (Madeira Dragon Tree)

2 (8)m, Madeira Dragon Tree from the island of Madeira (Portugal) where it is supposedly native, yet only two wild specimens are known from steep cliffs in a valley in the South of the island. It is still not clear if Dracaena daco is native of Madeira or if it had been introduced from the Canaries (ssp. draco) or the Cabo Verde islands (ssp. caboverdeana) a long time ago. Nowadays it is being cultivated in many public and private gardens. Plants differ from Canary populations in broader leaves with a more bluish color. Easily grown in any rich, well drained substrate in full sun throughout the year. During winter keep plants drier at a minimum of some 12°C.
7 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package8956 € 4,99
seed package (100 seeds)0436 € 24,90
Dracaena draco ssp. ajgal (Moroccan Dragon Tree)

Dracaena draco ssp. ajgal (Moroccan Dragon Tree)

2 (5)m, Moroccan Dragon Tree is a threatened and only in 1997 new described subspecies endemic to the Assif Amaghouz mountain range in the western Anti-Atlas in southwestern Morocco. In cultivation it is known from few specimens only, out of which less than a handful specimens have reached maturity so far. It mainly differs from the type species from the Canary islands by the arrangement of the inflorescences. For any rich, well drained substrate in a sunny position throughout the year. In winter keep plants drier at a minimum of some 12°C.
3 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package1290 € 19,90
Dracaena draco ssp. caboverdeana (Cape Verde Dragon Tree)

Dracaena draco ssp. caboverdeana (Cape Verde Dragon Tree)

2 (5)m, Cape Verde Dragon Tree is an only in 2012 new described subspecies endemic to the Cabo Verde archipelago, offcoast central Western Africa. In cultivation it is still virtually unknown. It differs from the type species from the Canary islands by very showy bluish-green leaves and a more compact habit with a much shorter trunk. For any rich, well drained substrate in a sunny position throughout the year. In winter keep plants drier at a minimum of some 12°C.
3 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package0283 € 12,90
Dracaena ellenbeckiana (Kedong Dragon Tree)

Dracaena ellenbeckiana (Kedong Dragon Tree)

200 (500)cm, the rarely cultivated Kedong Dragon Tree from East Africa (e.g. Kenya) does not belong to the group of real dragon trees, yet it has a similar habit with a woody, upright growing, branching stem densely covered with ornamental bluish green, smooth leaves and terminal spikes of greenish white flowers followed by numerous bright orange berries. Easily cultivated in any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot throughout the year. Keep drier in winter at a minimum of some 12°C.
7 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package3438 € 7,99
Dracaena ombet ssp. schizantha (Somalia Dragon Tree)

Dracaena ombet ssp. schizantha (Somalia Dragon Tree)

2 (7)m, Somalia Dragon Tree (syn. Dracaena schizantha) is a very rare subspecies from dry mountain regions along coastal areas of the Indian Ocean in northern Somalia. It has long and narrow, greyish-green, rigid leaves. For any rich, very well drained substrat in full sun throughout the year. In winter keep plants drier at a minimum of some 12°C.
3 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package0284 € 14,90