The species of dragon tree growing on la Palma, Dracaena draco L., is endemic to Macaronesia. The plants of the butcher's broom family grow extremely slowly and at an altitude of 100 to 600 metres. It does not flower until it is very old, and only then do new side shoots appear. During prolonged drought, the dragon tree blooms particularly profusely.
Photos: Ines Dietrich, Claudia Knupfer