Like most homeowners, I own several houseplants. I have propagated and re-rooted them and what was once 2 or 3 is now 10. Several of the larger houseplants we stuck in the sunroom. I tend to forget about those and only water them on rare occasions. Yet, they seem to be thriving. They love all the sun and warmth.
Well, about 2 weeks ago I noticed that one of those ignored houseplants had a bloom stock. I was quite surprised and proud. Of course I took a picture of the moment. I may never see this again in my lifetime.
Neither my husband nor I could remember the name. We both thought it was of the Dracaena species. We marveled at the bloom and thought we had done pretty well.
Well fast forward to this afternoon. I stepped into the sunroom and thought the blooms looked a bit bigger. As usual, I hadn't paid much attention to the plants. My attention span can only handle so many new things at once. I took a close look at the plant and decided, Yes - the blooms do look bigger. Very cool.
This evening we left the house for a few hours (dinner and shopping). When we came home and walked into the door, my nostrils were overpowered by a sweet smell.
"What is that smell?" I asked Dave.
He remarked it smelled a lot like Honey. I had to agree. We put our noses to the air and ended up in the sunroom. That honey smell had turned into a powerful aromatic perfumed scent - heavenly, yet slightly overpowering. Our little ignored houseplant was now open and filling the air with its fragrance.
Well, further research shows this plant is used in outdoor landscaping in Southern Florida. I can see why. We will enjoy it's scent for the next 3-7 days. In the meantime, we may have to open a window or two.