Strange Houseplant Flower with Strong Scent

Hi! We’ve owned this plant for 4 years and it never bloomed. In December, it bloomed for the first time and the fragrance is strong and pleasant. What kind of plant is this and why is it just blooming now?

Hi Jake,

Large fragrant dracaena corn plant flowers

Dracaena Corn Plant Flowers


Your plant is called a Dracaena Massengeana or Dracaena Corn Plant. These plants flower very infrequently as indoor plants. The large blooms can often be a little messy so be careful the sap doesn’t get all over your carpets and furniture.

You can read more about Dracaena Corn Plants in the Popular HousePlant section of the website.