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Dragon tree reputed to be a thousand years old

Montag, April 2nd, 2007

dragon tree tenerife

The Dragon Tree, especially the very old plant Drago Milenario in Icod de los Vinos, is one of the iconic symbols of Tenerife. In spanish the name of the canary dracaena plant is «Drago» or «Draguito» which is the diminutive form.

It is very slow growing, but when it attains maturity it usually has a thick trunk which is crowned by a thick umbrella-shaped canopy of dagger-like leaves.

It gets its popular name from the secretion of Read the rest

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