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  • Dragon Trees: Real Trees with Mythological name

    Dragon trees, Dracaena  Marginata, Lucky Bamboo, and even Dracaena Cinnabari, as well as several other Dracaena species, are more closely related to the lily family than to palm trees even though the two are often…

  • WATCH: 20 years of growth in a Dragon Tree

    The dragon tree will grow its trunk first, it will flare out the middle, then it starts to form its next set of branching. From where it initially starts to branch…

  • WATCH: How long it takes for Dragon Tree to grow

    The leaf structure will come out in the initial year and then you’ll start to see some trunk starting to form on these little branches.

  • WATCH: Trimming a Dragon Tree

    Where the green reads the brown on the leaf right there on the dragon tree. As you can see just here, that’s where we cut them.

  • WATCH: How to trim a Dragon Tree

    We get clients that ring up asking about stripping the leaves off. What happens is with the dragon tree, guys, if you do strip the leaves off…

  • WATCH: Dragon Tree flowering process

    Once it’s flowered, the dragon tree will not feed the original leaves. It stops feeding those leaves and it starts to focus on the small branches coming through on the sides.

  • WATCH: When will my dragon tree flower?

    I often get a phone call to say, “Okay, when’s my dragon tree going to flower?” Or, “When are the branches going to start coming out?”

  • Amazing Dragon Trees

    Dragon trees, Dracaena marginata, Dracaena deremensis (Janet Craig), Lucky Bamboo (nope, not bamboo, it’s a dragon tree), corn plant (used in NASA studies), Gold Dust, Ribbon Tree, Madagascar Dragon Tree, or Song of India (or…

  • Glauca Grass Trees relationship with fungi, fires and humans

    Australia is an amazing place. There are more than 25,000 different plants that grow there, many of which do not grow naturally anywhere else in the world. One of the plants that is unique to…

  • Queensland Bottle Tree: Drink, Food and Shade

    What looks like a bottle, stores up liquid and has an edible inner bark? The Queensland bottle tree. Shaped like a sturdy wine bottle, these trees are often left standing when undergrowth is cleared away…

  • Avocados in Australia

    Avocados are not native to Australia. But they are now grown in nearly every part. These versatile trees can be grown in just about any tropical or semi-tropical region, and in a few other areas…

  • Xanthorrhoea Glauca Grass Tree and Its Surroundings

    Xanthorrhoea Glauca Grass Tree, as noted a few weeks ago, is native to Australia. It grows very well here at Designer Trees, where we are harvest and cultivate it. This is an important point, because…

  • Olives for a Better Life

    Olives and olive oil have been a part of human diet for a very long time. Olives can be eaten green or ripe. They can be pickled, or the oil can be expressed from them…

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