The Dragon Tree is a subtropical tree and is native to The Canary Islands, Cape Verde, Madeira and Western Morocco. It is the natural symbol of The Island Of Tenerife.
The Dragon Tree appears as part of the Greek myth “The Eleventh Labour Of Hercules: The Apples Of The Hesperides”. The story tells that a hundred headed dragon was slain, its red blood flowing upon the land. It was from this blood stained land that the Dragon Trees sprung.
Species – Draco
Genus – Dracaena (From Greek “Drakaina” meaning female dragon)
Family – Asparagaceae
Order – Asparagales
Sub Family – Nolinoideae
Kingdom – Plantae
Common Names – Dragon Tree, Dragon’s Blood Tree, The Canary Island Dragon Tree
Height – can grow to 10-12 meters in height.