used as garden sculptures, here on Grand Canary Island. Photo by
Preben Leif Axelsen.
This member of the
Dracaenaceae family was described by Carl Linnaeus in 1762 and
given this name by him in 1767. It
is found on The Canary Islands, Madeira, Cape Verde Islands and
Morocco, growing in a well drained soil with some water and lots of
sun. It can grow to 20 meters in height and 15 meters in diameter,
given 500 - 1000 years. I have read in other places it should be
slow growing - it is fare from my experience! The flowers are crème
Also seen as member
of the Agavaceae, Liliaceae and Hyacinthaceae families.