Monday, March 7, 2011

A recent discovery - Flowers of Dracaena

While fertilising my pumpkin patch, I noticed a small green spindly thing on a Buluh Jepun bush (our local name), scientifically known as Dracaena surculosa 'Punctulata'.
such sweet blooms
On a glance, it looked like a spider dangling from a stem. On closer inspection, it was a green thing with tiny blooms opening at the ends.
the blooms not fully opened yet
new flower buds
I had these plants, one in the backyard near the pumpkin patch, the other under the rambutan tree, at least for more than 15 years! Both had outgrown their respective pots and popularity as a coveted indoor houseplant long time ago and had firmly planted their roots deep in the ground, ignored and placed out sight. That day was the first time I noticed their tiny flowers after all those years!

13 comments:

rainfield61 said...

My Buluh Jepun also blossomed recently.

Looked like this is now the flowering season.

p3chandan said...

I guess it is Rainfield, with the scorching hot days and heavy rain in the evenings, an ideal condition for flowers to bloom.

kitchen flavours said...

I guess it is a late bloomer! I remember many, many years ago, this plant is so popular that almost every household and even offices has at least one pot of this plant! Including me!

Bangchik said...

We have that too with our decade old potted little bamboo. These plants seem to be sending signals to their friends all over, "lets bloom!!".

p3chandan said...

Yes Joy, they were so popular those days, every household must have at least one pot in the house and Im having 2 pots now, one from my mom's house!

I guess its true Bangchik, its their season to bloom now!

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Cool looking plant !

p3chandan said...

Thank you WongCW, I think so too!

Darla said...

Now this is very interesting..love the spider look of it.

lifeshighway said...

I have never seen that plant before, what a sweet little bloom.

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

It's fun to discover a plant or flower that I have never seen before. Thanks so much for posting about it. I am definitely loving it.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

p3chandan said...

Yes Darla that was I thought it was when I noticed for the first time.

Thank you Cheri, it is sweet and a bit unusual.

Thank you Jen, thanks for dropping by.

Plantaliscious said...

Those look rather wonderful, in a very subtle and understated way. What a treat.

p3chandan said...

Thank you Janet, you are right of course, just love the little blooms at the ends!