DRACAENA SURCULOSA plant generic
  • DRACAENA SURCULOSA plant generic
  • DRACAENA SURCULOSA plant generic
  • DRACAENA SURCULOSA plant generic
  • DRACAENA SURCULOSA plant generic

DRACAENA SURCULOSA - info

(DRACAENA SURCULOSA = DRACAENA GODSEFFIANA)

The name dracaena is derived from the Greek drakaina, a female dragon, and probably refers to the resin of the "Dracaena draco".

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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.

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Light
A lot of light. No direct sun.
Recommended temperature
Greater than 15 °C
Watering
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.
Meaning
The name derives from the Greek drakaina that identifies the female of the dragon.
Origin
Africa and America: the tropical areas.