Sunday, April 11, 2010


I got a nice surprise from one of my favorite plants this week. My Dracaena reflexa 'Song of India' is preparing to flower.

Dracaena reflexa 'Song of India' with its incipient inflorescence

The whole plant. That is a standard-sized folding chair on the left, so this is a rather tall plant. The flowers buds are in the cluster of leaves to the right of the bare stem, near the top.

I've never had a Dracaena bloom for me before, or show any inclination towards doing so. I've had this particular plant for about 8 or 9 years. I love the variegation, the way the branches twist and turn, and the fact that it produces new growing points regularly, without being pruned. I probably should prune it one of these days, though.

1 comment:

Ivynettle said...

I can't quite tell if I like 'Song of India' - I guess I like the growth habit, but not the variegation. Too much yellow for my tastes. 'Song of Jamaica' is prettier.
Still, flowers are cool - I haven't ever seen a Dracaena blooming indoors.