Hoa Thiết Mộc Lan
Tuesday, March 31, 2009 4:09:19 AM
That is the new flush of flowers at the top of the two stems. I'm pleasantly surprised!
I strongly believe that for last couple of days, the plant really had labor pains before bearing such an amazing beauty for life.
Some general information about my Corn Plant
Vietnamese name: Thiết mộc lan, phất lộc hay phất dụ thơm
Scientific name: Dracaena fragrans 'Massangeana'
Pronunciation: druh-SEE-nuh FRAY-granz
Common names: Corn-Plant, Fragrant Dracaena
Synonym: Dracaena deremensis
Origin: Not native to Vietnam
Plant type: shrub
My corn plant is characterized by broad evergreen leaves having a wide, central yellow stripe, spiral arrangement, linear shape, parallel venation, and variegated color. I put it in a 50-cm pot in a mixture of alluvian soil taken from the banana garden outside Red River dyke + cinder + organic fertilizer. The pot has good drainage.
I keep it outside in the roofed balcony on the third floor. The balcony faces east so all the year round, it is bathed in morning sunlight and when the full sun comes, the roof creates a light shade. In summer, I water my plant once or twice a week and in winter, I only give water to it when the surface soil in the pot is observed extremely dry.
This shot was taken last November
This shot was taken on 01 April 2009
The second day of blooming, it is dropping sticky, clear drops. Some dead insects are found on the leaves.
These shots were taken on 9 April 2009
Side by side the couple/ Đôi lứa bên nhau
Still droping sticky, clear drops
This shot was taken on 14 April 2009