Mediterranean Plants

Dracaena Draco

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.


Ficus Nitida

The Ficus microcarpa is used in gardening as an evergreen tree, a well-developed tree with a wide, dense treetop. Its trunk is thick, greyish and smooth, and it normally grows branches once it reaches a certain height. It is common to see its aerial roots which hang from its branches to the ground. It is important to prune these plants in order to keep them well maintained and under control within their designated space.


Punica Granatum

Deciduous shrub. It measures between 3 and 5 m tall. Its branches are long and prickly and it produces pretty, red flowers and fruit known as the pomegranate. Highly valued for its health benefits, its antioxidating, anti-inflammatory qualities as well as its pleasant, sweet taste.