Re: Corn plant growth - maybe bloom??

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Posted by Grace McMahon on May 25, 2003 at 14:11:33:

In Reply to: Re: Corn plant (Dracaena Massangeana) problems posted by Newt on May 19, 2003 at 20:41:08:

Dear Newt:
We also have owned a corn plant for 20 years, it has moved three times with us. It's name is Cecil. Over the 20 years the plant has grown very slowly, one leaf when a bottom leaf dries up. This spring, (three weeks ago) for some reason a "growth" sprouted from each of the two stalks - slender shoot with "flowers" that look like broccoli floweretts. Is this a bloom?
Also the "growth" is really growing and the floweretts secrete a thick liquid. I have not noticed any fragrance. What is happening to Cecil? Should we remove the growths and plant them? Are they new plants or are they flowers? If they are flowers, should they smell? I called the county extension office and they told me corn plants never bloom in the house. What is Cecil doing? Please help me.
Thank you
Grace McMahon

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