Mass Cane Toxicity

Q. We have some questions regarding our Mass  Cane plant. We’ve had this
plant for 6 years but recently it started growing this long flower
like substance. Is it normal for this plants to grow flowers? Also,
it has a very strong scent. We are just concerned that it may be
toxic in any way. We have a baby in the house and a small dog. Please
look at the pictures I am sending you and please let me know as soon
as possible.

Thank you,We have some questions regarding our Mass  Cane plant. We’ve had this
plant for 6 years but recently it started growing this long flower
like substance. Is it normal for this plants to grow flowers? Also,
it has a very strong scent. We are just concerned that it may be
toxic in any way. We have a baby in the house and a small dog. Please
look at the pictures I am sending you and please let me know as soon
as possible.

Thank you,

Steve Slaughter

A. Mass Cane or Corn Plant (Dracaena fragrans cv. massangeana) is considered not toxic to humans by most authorities.  The fact that it is flowering is uncommon in most home settings, but it does happen for many people especially when they manage to keep the plant form many years (for many the roots rot due to over-watering especially in the winter).  The plants will flower when they mature so longevity is key as are conditions that are similar to their native habitat in East Africa.

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