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PlantFiles: Dracaena
Dracaena tamaranae

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Family: Asparagaceae
Genus: Dracaena (dra-SEE-nah) (Info)
Species: tamaranae

One member has or wants this plant for trade.

Category:
Trees
Cactus and Succulents

Height:
15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Spacing:
over 40 ft. (12 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Seed is poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Late Fall/Early Winter

Foliage:
Evergreen

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel
From seed; germinate in vitro in gelatin, agar or other medium
Scarify seed before sowing

Seed Collecting:
Remove fleshy coating on seeds before storing
Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

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Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral siamese On Jun 22, 2005, siamese from Bangkok
Thailand wrote:

If this plant is available anywhere outside its habitat. I would like to get a plant or two for germplasm collection. Seeds are OK.

Positive albleroy On Sep 14, 2004, albleroy from Wavre/ greenhous +/- 2500 species, IA wrote:

This plant was only discovered in 1997 and is a local endemic of the Island of Gran Canaria. Has been discovered by my friends Prof. Marrero, Prof. Almeida and Prof. Gonzales. The plant is extremely rare and highly endangered. Only known from Gran Canaria in the Barranco de Arquineguin, Barranco de Mogan and in Los Vicentillos.



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