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Wondering How Often Do Dracaena Bloom?
Dracaena is a beautiful plant. That’s why you can see it almost in every house. It can be either a shrub or a tree.
I have had dracaena for like 9 years, but for the first 7 years it didn’t flower. For a long time I didn’t even know that it can bloom, but then I read in one of the encyclopedias that dracaena blooms two or even three times a year.
So I decided to consult specialists, because I take really good care of it. I know that it doesn’t like the sun, so the evening sun is the maximum what it gets. Also I water it as much as it needs.
As I found out, it didn’t want to flower, because I removed the plant all the time. Also I changed its pot too often, so it was distressed. Since I stopped bothering it, it started blooming.
The question was how often do dracaena bloom. My plant flowers once a year, it’s quite normal, because indoors it usually doesn’t flower more than two times. I hope that your dracaena will flower soon too.
Trust me, it’s very impressive!
I’ve also bought a corn plant recently. The botanical name of this hardy dracaena is Dracaena fragrans “Massangeana”. It is a tree-like plant with sword-shaped leaves which is native to tropical Africa: Sudan, Mozambique, Côte d'Ivoire and Angola.
In the middle of each leaf there is a broad yellow stripe (sometimes it can be creamy). It doesn’t normally flower indoors. The foliage is the real attraction of this specimen. In its native habitat, however, it blossoms occasionally.
The flowers have rather strong scent. The height of this cultivar can be up to 6 ft. Still, you can cut it at the top as soon as it reaches the suitable height.
Lower leaves will shed while it grows. There will be a bare stem with some leaves at the top. When I brought mine home, it dropped some leaves and I got really worried. But then a friend of mine told me that it was caused by the shock of being moved to a new place.
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She assured me that it would take some time for the plant to adjust to a new environment.
She also informed me that this species should be kept away from drafts and direct sun. The latter one can scorch the foliage. It will grow best with the mix of sun and shade. The humidity should be average to moderate. The ideal temperatures are 60-75 F.
The cultivar will be able to put up with many abuses as long as it is not over-watered or over-fertilized. If the foliage turns yellow, it can indicate root rot. Thus, I picked the pot with a drainage hole and never let the plant sit in water.
I pruned it in spring. The cane can be cut off at any height. A new cluster of leaves will sprout from where the cane was cut.
As the specimen is quite a slow-growing one, it won’t probably need to be repotted more often than once in three years.
Repotting should be done in spring.
The cultivar can be used as a hedge plant but more frequently it is used as a houseplant. It pays off to keep this species as it removes a considerable amount of such indoor pollutants as formaldehyde, xylene and toluene.
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