Flowering Cornplant (Dracaena fragrans)
I've had this post in my mind for well over a week and been at this computer most working days, so why have I not posted? Life. This morning I promised myself I would not leave this computer until I get it done, including no potty breaks.
Right now my internet is blocked by storm clouds, so I am doing this in Word and wouldn't you know it, Debbi has something I have to do right now. I can't believe I just got the last statement off my finger tips and Life hits again!
I know, I could have removed the first statement, but ......
I am back. Deb wants me to go get the paper (since it is raining hard at the moment) but I resisted to finish this original post, well see...
The picture is of our flowering corn plant (Dracaena fragrans). I mentioned in a previous post that it has surprised us twice with flowers and that we always need a few days to figure out from where the flowery smell is coming.
It becomes fragrant only at night, so when we search during the day, we are mystified as to where the smell went. Well, we found it when Debbi's 95 year young mother remembered it had happened before and that it was a flower.
In the wild it must depend on night flying insects to pollinate it, so hence, it only kicks out it's aroma at night. What is strange is that even after I cut the flower off and put it in the trash during the day, the smell came back at night.
Although the garbage bag was not full, it had to go. In close proximity, the smell is overpowering. Oops. Deb is down here now and wanting the paper, so .... more later about seed saving and my 400 garlic sets.