10 seeds of Dracaena draco, Dragon tree

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Seeds of Dracaena draco, Dragon tree

Dracaena draco, the Canary Islands dragon tree or drago, is a subtropical tree in the genus Dracaena, native to the Canary Islands, Cape Verde, Madeira, and locally in western Morocco, and introduced to the Azores. This tree is the natural symbol of the island of Tenerife, together with the Blue Chaffinch.

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 Stradivarius violins. It also has a number of traditional medicinal uses.

Cultivation from seed:

Let seeds soak with water for about 6-12 hours, then plant about 0,5cm deep into moist soil and keep at a temperature of about 25°C. It takes about 3-4 weeks until germination starts.

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