FORTUNE PLANT – For future plantitos and plantitas in the Philippines, the Fortune Plant has been a staple indoor and outdoor plant.First of all, the fortune plant, much like a whole bunch of things in the Philippines has superstitions anchored to its name. Furthermore, the belief doesn’t only apply to the Philippines but to the rest of Asia as well.
According to tradition, if a fortune plant blooms in your care, then good fortune would surely come to your home or life in general. Furthermore, unlike most plants, the blooming time of the Dracaena Fragrans is often unpredictable.
As such, people associate its bloom with good luck or fortune. However, with the right care, this plant could easily flourish whether its kept as an indoor or outdoor plant.
Based on an article from Mastering Horticulture, only fortune plants with a minimum trunk diameter of one-inch showed flowers. But, not all plants with the same size of trunk could bloom.
As per the article, the plant blooms when they reach a “certain age and accumulated experience”, however, quantifying these variables remain unknown. However, according to an article from Hardinero Ph, here are some variable that you need to consider:
Slightly cold temperatureUpland altitude
Similarly, studies have shown that the fortune plant may flower after it is exposed to a two-week temperature drop that’s mostly too cold for other indoor plants to tolerate. Due to this, the method is usually done outside.
Moreover, the plants needs to be at peak health and acclimated to lower temperatures and higher light before it could proceed to its blooming stage.
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