05 December 2017

dracanea flowers!

Past two weeks a stunning thing happened in my living room. My big old corn plant bloomed. Earlier post, just the buds were out.
It must be a plant that in nature gets pollinated by night-flying insects or bats. The flower scent was almost overwhelmingly sweet and heady- and it permeated the house at night. I'd start to notice the smell late afternoon, it was really strong in the evening, and gone by morning.
Now it's the first evening in a while I don't smell them at all, and when I look close the flowers are fading and beginning to drop narrow, withered petals. Well, that was exciting while it lasted!

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