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".
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 earth is dry. To check, scratch and feel with your fingers well below the surface of the soil. Immerse the plant pot in a container with water, for 1/5 of its height for 3 minutes.
- The name derives from the Greek drakaina that identifies the female of the dragon.
- Africa and America: the tropical areas.