We have a plant in our office that came from another office and has no label. It has started growing some interesting flowers. Just wondering if anyone knows what it is?

Mystery plant

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It is most likely Dracaena fragrans, in my humble opinion it's the classical office plant.

It's interesting that it started to flourish as it almost always just dies over time.

  • Thanks Stephan. Yes it seems to be doing ok in our office. Odd because I had another different plant that I took home because I felt sorry for it because it wasn't doing very well at all. That one looked loads happier when I got it home. But this one seems ok here.
    – C_B
    Mar 14, 2017 at 12:39
  • Flowering profusely sometimes means the plant is dying and is using the last dregs of its energy to make seed to be perpetuated.
    – stormy
    Mar 14, 2017 at 22:07
  • This 'corn plant' is very tough. In my experience it can put up with massive abuse and still thrive.
    – stormy
    Mar 14, 2017 at 22:08
  • Oh dear, that would make sense, I don't think plants like it in our office. Even though I nearly killed the one I mentioned earlier when I took it home on the bus (accidentally pulled all the leaves off) it still ended up doing a lot better at home that it ever did in the office. Maybe I should take this one home as well, lol.
    – C_B
    Mar 17, 2017 at 11:22

Dracaena / corn plant. As Stormy said, it tolerates serious abuse ( and lives). I have one that has descended from a 6" length I started over 50 years ago. The bloom shows conditions have been good ; usually the flower smells so bad it is cut off.I have seen them 25+ feet tall in greenhouse conditions.

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