Calathea: a fragrant houseplant for low light
I would like to thank Daxin for mentioning this plant in an old post on fragrant houseplants. I went out and bought this plant back in late January with no idea on how long I will have to wait for it to bloom. Well, I was pleasantly surprised today to see this one flower. And judging by the number of sheaths there, it may produce at least 2 dozen more flowers like this in the upcoming weeks.
As for the scent, it reminds me very much of 'Singapore' plumeria with that light citrus/lemony fragrance. Again, it's not very strong, but very pleasant.