According to a law by the Government of the Canary Islands, the Drago is considered to be the plant symbol of the island of Tenerife. It is an extremely ornamental plant of the Agavaceae family, thanks to its exotic appearance, similar to that of a palm tree. Its wide, light brown trunk which normally grows branches nearer the top, makes it pretty to look at, along with its green-blue leaves. In spring it produces yellow flowers which are not particularly attractive, followed by orange berries in summer. It grows well in fertile, soil with good drainage in hot climates although it can cope with mild frosts. It tends to grow several heads as it grows, especially after flowering. Although a Mediterranean plant, it requires care similar to that given to desert plants, except for the fact that it does not fare particularly well in freezing temperatures.