Dracaena draco

This stunning succulent is widespread throughout Australia, America, Asia and Africa. It thrives in a tropical climate and is extremely slow growing. A mature dragon tree will develop a large, umbrella-like appearance. This tree is often referred to as a ‘dragon blood tree’ due to the red, blood-like sap that is secreted when it’s cut!  The dragon tree is native to Canary Islands, where is it now considered endangered.

Distribution:  Australia, Asia, America and Africa

Height: Up to 10 metres

Width: Up to 9 metres

Season: All year round

Location at Australia Zoo: Bindi’s Island