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PlantFiles: Dragon's Blood Tree, Socotra Dragon Tree
Dracaena cinnabari

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

Synonym:Draco cinnabari

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Cactus and Succulents

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)
20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

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USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer


Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:
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2 positives
No neutrals
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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive thistlesifter On Nov 29, 2006, thistlesifter from Vista, CA wrote:

Till the last 10 months I had never fertilized this plant in all the previous 12 years it has been in this garden.

Its size more than doubled this year with moderate fertilization and weekly watering. It is begining to show the cinnabar ("dragon's blood") for which it is named.

Don't know any mature specimens of this unique tree. It has unique characteristics compared to Dracena draco of which we have 6 giant specimen. Hoping it flowers next summer.


Positive palmbob On Oct 20, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Curious large mushroom shaped trees that dot the barren higher elevation landscapes of the Island of Socotra off Africa's coast. Closely related and similar in general appearance to the common dragon tree, Dracaena draco of the Canary Islands.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Bonsall, California
Spring Valley, California
Vista, California

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