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?