My tree is about 8 feet tall now. It's the oldest houseplant in my increasingly green apartment.
I got it in 1994. My friend Trina was frantically moving out of the dorm. Or rather, her assorted relatives were busy hauling stuff down several floors into various vehicles. Trina handed me King Pelanor in between rushing relatives. King Pelanor was the only plant to from that dorm room to survive the next year.
King Pelanor was just 2.5 feet tall then. The past few years have been good to him. He's even bloomed 3 or 4 times in the past 3 years, which is pretty amazing since Dracaenas have a reputation for never blooming indoors.
But now, King Pelanor is getting a bit tall so I have to consider a few options. I'm trying to figure out how to take a cutting or propagate the tree, but I'm not sure how to do that without risking its health.
It's also starting to split at the trunk. I'm not sure if this is normal or not. The tree seems healthy. The leaves are strong and it's still getting taller. So this might be just normal growth at this point in King Pelanor's life.