DRACAENA MARGINATA - info
The main feature of this dracaena is to have the narrow leaves.
The name dracaena is derived from the Greek drakaina, a female dragon, and probably refers to the resin of the "Dracaena draco".
Curiosity about the name Dracaena.
In the Canary islands, the indigenous population believes that the "Dracaena draco" has magical properties.
Among other things, in the Canary islands there is a copy which is believed to millennial.
When you affect the leaves and the bark, the plant secretes a resino, who with the oxidation process, it becomes reddish, and is called "dragon's blood".
This substance was already known at the time of the romans as a dye.
Seems that it was a substance much sought after by the alchemists and the magicians, for the therapeutic properties that it seems to possess.
This resin was used in the 18th century as a stain for the mahogany wood.
- A lot of light. No direct sun.
- Recommended temperature
- Greater than 15 °C
- Wait until the ground is dry. To make sure scrape and probe with your fingers a couple of centimetres below the surface of the ground.
- The name derives from the Greek drakaina that identifies the female of the dragon.
- Africa and America: the tropical areas.