Photographer's Note

While the Dragon Tree is endemic to Canary Islands, Madeira & Cape Verde, only a few individuals can be found growing naturally, and these are mainly on the islands of Tenerife and La Palma, growing in dry bush at the low elevations of the islands' rocky mountain ranges.
Extremely slow growing, usually taking approximately 10-15 years (or more) to reach about 2-3ft. before its first flowering. It is the flowering that causes the stem to branch, which is does with regularity (usually about every ten years, possibly less in cultivation), creating the much-divided crown ('hundred-headed' dragon) so characteristic of specimens several decades old.

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