Thursday, February 27, 2014

The Corn plant in flower

Corn plant - Draceana fragrans
Family : Agavaceae - Agave family

 The Draceana fragrans is normally used as a foliage plant or an indoor plant.  At Botanic Island One, there is one specimen that is grown as a treelet to allow its growth naturally. It is about 6 meters tall now and as at today produces flowers.  My estimate is that the treelet is about 6 years old. It has been noted that the plant grows initially as an unbranched treelet but finally will produce branches at its base.  The stem can be cut into short pieces. The short stems can be grown in hydroculture by placing them in water to make an indoor tabletop decoration.

Draceana fragrans grown as a treelet
Location : Zone D
At the background is Botanic Island One

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