Monday, February 29, 2016

New for me--a "corn plant" bloom

Just last week, my mother asked me about a dracaena (Warneckii) plant someone had given her.  She had already surmised that it didn't do well if kept too moist.  (She has a green thumb that way and observes things about plants that I wouldn't notice.)  She asked me if it had blooms.  I told her it was grown as a foliage plant.  To be honest, I don't think I had ever seen a bloom on a dracaeana, though I've tended many a dracaena plant as an indoor foliage maintenance technician (a job I had years ago). 
Wouldn't you know that only a few days after that discussion, I actually saw a bloom on a dracaena fragrans.  My husband and I were in a local Mexican restaurant Saturday.  In the front window, just across from the cash register, was a corn plant with a long stem of buds in the top.  I couldn't get over it.  I didn't have my camera with me, but my son was in the vicinity today, and I asked him to stop in and get a few shots for me.  As you can see, whoever is taking care of the plant has propped up the bloom with a stick.  I'm guessing someone who works at the restaurant also takes care of the plant.  They have my admiration for coaxing a bloom out of the plant.  (The plant appears to enjoy good lighting close to a window with a northwest exposure.)
How about it?  Have you ever seen a "corn plant" in bloom?


  1. I have not been introduced to a Corn Plant until now, but that is a lot of blooms for any flower or plant. ;-)

    You a have one dedicated son there! I like him!

    1. If you look around in banks, restaurants, and other businesses, you will probably see various foliage plants, including those in the dracaena genus.