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I found this one in Oman, dry season.


Another wild plant from Oman

Within three years, I have grown some to well over
one meter, 15 centimetres in diameter at the base.



Young plant in Oman.

Author: Georges Guerrard S. Perrottet, 1825
Family:  DRACAENACEAE*
Origin:  Northern Yemen, Dhofar; Oman, Saudi Arabia
Soil:  Grit - Mix
Water:  Minimum - Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  35 Centimetres
Height:  3-5 (12) Meters
Flower:  Light Crème Colour
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  Yemen Dragon Tree, Airoub, Der Südarabische Drachenbaum
Synonyms:  Dracaena serrulata subsp. dhofarica, T.A.McCoy & Lavranos
Dracaena serrulata subsp. mccoyorum, Lavranos.
(Dracaena angustifolia Roxb. 1832?)

This member of the Dracaenaceae family was described by Georges Guerrard Samuel Perrottet in 1825. It is found in Northern Yemen, Oman and Saudi Arabia. It grow on rocky slopes in a well drained soil with little to some water and lots of sun. The stem can grow to 35 centimetres in diameter - or more. In average, the small trees grow up to three or five meters, but given the right conditions, it should reach twelve meters.

The genera name from Latin; drago; a female dragon. The species name means 'teethed, with minute teeth'.

*Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Dracaenaceae is now part of the Asparagaceae.


I found the plants below in Oman, unfortunately in the dry season. 15 km from the sea, just on the edge to the high plateau.