Dracaena Warnekii Blooms

I received this plant in 1996. A greenhouse owner across the street at the time told me what it was and asked me if it had bloomed? It has. but only once in 17 years. What kind of plant is this and what can I do to get it to bloom again? The bloom was a 9″ “stick” which came from the top and had small flowers all over it which were very aromatic. Then the blooms fell off and so did the stick. Any help would be appreciated.


Hi Rusty,


Your plant is a Dracaena. Dracaenas rarely bloom indoors so it’s hard to tell you exactly how to make it flower again. My best advice is to take good care of the plant, don’t move it around,  keep the plant in an indirect bright light location, and don’t re-pot unless its roots fill the existing pot.  You can read all my care tips for a Dracaena janet craig in the Popular HousePlant section of the website.