Dracaena (female dragon" gr.)– a tropical African plant of the asparagus family, which got its name for the ability if the damage is to allocate cadmium, having a dark red color. For this reason there are many legends, but they all boil down to one thing – the plant originated there, where was shed the blood of the dragon.

Dracaena found in the wild in South America, the Canary Islands, India. However, outside the African continent there are unit types, when all they discovered about 150. Conventionally, this quantity can be divided into shrubs and tree. Among those others there are dracaena, having a superficial resemblance to palm trees, for which many erroneously growers their so called.

Like the bloom of the wild dracaena

Dracaena refers to dekorativnolistvennye colors. So when it comes to its varieties, we more describe the shape and color of leaves, rather than the beauty of flowers. Indeed, the leaves of dracaena can be bright or dark green, to be diverse specks, veinlets, and have oval or pointed form.

Blooms the Orchid is very rare. This happens 1 in every 10-12 years, or even less frequently. For example, cinnabar-red dracaena related to relict bushes of the Cretaceous period, may bloom after a quarter-century old. Because of such a rare phenomenon, the flowers are not particularly ornamental value.

The spike dracaena is a lot of pink, greenish or white flowers, one collected in paniculate inflorescence. To see this rarity is possible only at night, because at this time of day they are revealed, attracting an abundance of fragrant nectar to night flying creatures. Call it flavor is extremely difficult, because rare species of dracaena smell nice. Even if the flavor of honey, it is very sharp. Some flowers have a heavy, repulsive odor.

Flower bisexual, perianth of which reaches a length of half a meter, because it consists of individual segments connected by a single tube, which occupies 1/3 of the Corolla. Ovary three-celled, where each socket is formed and develops a round seed resembling a pea.

It is believed that dracaena live for millennia, so do not hurry to show all its capabilities. After the first flowering stem starts to expand and grumeti to such an extent that the Bush is likened to the tree. Further, every year, it is not the growth and expansion of the dracaena in the circumference of the barrel. Tree dracaena called "dragon tree" giant different sizes in height and in width of the trunk. The biggest Orchid of this species is on the island of Tenerife, in the Canary Islands. Its height is 21 m and diameter 4.

Flowering dracaena at home

For keeping at home also receive a dragon tree, but its size is much more modest – 1.5 meters in height. Cultural types, there are only 7:
- deresky blooms once every 7-10 years, you'll be dichroic colors bright red outside and white inside;
fragrant blooms are white or yellow-green flowers with a pleasant aroma;
- godsefa has greenish-yellow flowers and more prone to flowering than other species, can bloom, even if located on the North-facing;
- sander in the nature blooms with small pink flowers, which houses almost no one saw;
- bent is in the nature of inflorescence-panicle with red flowers exhaling a disgusting smell;
- banded dracaena in the wild it blooms green flowers with a white border, but indoor flowering is a rare exception;
- dragon tree is also almost no blooms in the home, but if that happens, then expect to have white flowers.

Anyone who "lives" dracaena house, is more concerned with the problem of the integrity of the leaves, protecting them from diseases and pests, because their status depends on the decorative plants. Flowering from her almost no one is waiting and if this happens, the owners will certainly try to capture this miracle on the photo. Another good point for this could not be.