Cactus and Succulents forum→Variegated Dracaena draco

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Name: Arnie
Southern California (Zone 10a)
RealLazyGardener
May 16, 2020 4:10 PM CST
I noticed some of a seed grown (circa 1990) Dracaena draco is showing variegation and thought I'd share the pictures. The first one shows the variegation, with arrows pointing toward the variegation, and the second picture shows most of the plant.

It should be interesting to see if the variegation continues or disappears with time. The only water it has gotten is from minimal rain and from when I water surrounding plants.

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Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
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Baja_Costero
May 16, 2020 5:45 PM CST

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That's pretty cool! If it wasn't so (relatively) hard to propagate this plant from cuttings, I'd say it might be worth going up a ladder with some pruners and seeing if you could get an all-variegated plant out of this.
Name: Arnie
Southern California (Zone 10a)
RealLazyGardener
May 17, 2020 1:16 PM CST
I just noticed, today, that the three points showing variegation are beginning to flower. I'm going to plant seeds produced and see if any plant comes out variegated. I've tried this with Sansevierias and have had some success, probably less than one percent developed variegation.But, that's better than nothing and I should get a tremendous amount of seeds (I hope).

For a number of reasons I'm going to have to take the tree down and will try rooting branches that have variegated. I've propagated branches in the past and would let them dry out well and put them in a container of pumice and a couple of years later they rooted.

Below is a blurred picture of the flower beginning to flower. Had to use my phone instead of camera. I'll post clearer pictures as the flower develops.

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Name: Arnie
Southern California (Zone 10a)
RealLazyGardener
May 19, 2020 3:55 PM CST
Here are some better quality pictures of three different Inflorescences that are showing variegation. They've always been green in past years. It will be interesting to see if they stay yellow or revert to green and what the seedlings will turn out to be.
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Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
Cactus and Succulents Seed Starter Foliage Fan Xeriscape Container Gardener Hummingbirder
Native Plants and Wildflowers Garden Photography Region: Mexico Plant Identifier Forum moderator Plant Database Moderator
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Baja_Costero
May 19, 2020 8:52 PM CST

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Fun! nodding

DRBevan
Oct 26, 2020 3:30 AM CST
Hi, can you help with this one, my Dracaena Draco flowered and i cut the flowers as stated in an earlier post, i now have multi branches trying to grow but leaves turning brown and only growing about 10cm, now i have noticed the trunk weeping.
Any help very grateful
Regards Dave
Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
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Baja_Costero
Oct 26, 2020 9:31 AM CST

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