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[12 Dec 2011 | No Comment | ]
How to successfully transplant a Dragon Tree

Photos of how to successfully transplant a Dracena Draco (Dragon Tree).

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[17 Jan 2011 | 3 Comments | ]
Flowering Dragon Trees (Dracaena Draco)

BJ86 asked the following questions about Dracaena Draco’s (Dragon Tree’s) flowering.
The flower spikes have orange, green/orange seeds and are now drooping, as are the Dragon trees’ leaves.

Should I cut the flower spikes off now & harvest seeds as ready?
Do seeds need to shrivel before they are ready?
Would succulent mix be appropriate to place seeds on?
Will seeds cope with extreme heat (inside house on far end of kitchen is an east facing floor to ceiling curved glass wall & this is where I raise my other seedlings ie. “Desert Roses”
Do I …

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[1 Aug 2010 | No Comment | ]

Sharon sent me these pictures of her Dragon Trees. She had recently bought the house.

Here’s my slightly edited reply.
It looks like your Dracaena Dracos have all been planted recently and are struggling to re-establish. Seafood fertilizer or a palm fertilizer will help them.
Trimming all the lower leaves back will also help a lot as the plants will be struggling to support all those leaves, you can be harsh with that.
Except for the big one all the other three will need to be transplanted at some point in the future, while that may …

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[21 Jul 2010 | No Comment | ]
Amazing Draco Story of Survival Against the Odds

Mike form the UK, posted the following comment. I hope you enjoy his wonderful story as much as I did.

Hi all, I’d just like to mention my story, I’m from the U.K. where there is little sun or correct temperature. 25 years ago I bought some Draco seeds from a gift shop in the Canary Islands (it was my honey moon!). When I got back I planted these seeds in my new home starting my new life as it were. I have to admit that I kind of did it half hearted and put 5 seeds in one 5″ diameter pot using quite a clay type of soil (I was not too keen on gardening at this time of my life). Not really expecting any to grow I just left it there on the window sill in an unused back room.

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[7 Dec 2009 | 43 Comments | ]
Transplanting a Dracaena Draco Dragon Tree

The best way to move or transplant a Dracaena Draco Dragon Tree is to follow these handy tips.
Lucky Jane  scored a mature tree approx 10ft tall with five sprouts.
“It was going to be demolished so it was a very hasty transplant. I am worried that it will not survive the transplant because I didn’t prepare the soil well or do much research into what is required.
Do you have any tips that will help with the survival of this gorgeous tree.”

The worst thing to do is plant a Draco too deep. …