Last year I was given a potted clump of bird-of-paradise which had
been neglected. It was too big to re-pot easily so I stripped off all
the dead material and fed it well. In the fall I brought it inside
and put it in a room with very bright light but little direct sun.
(The only room it would fit in.) About two months ago I noticed that
it was producing two flower buds, but they haven't opened yet. The
older one is getting yellow at the tip, but the newer one is emitting
a sweet scent. Does it normally take a long time for the buds to
open, and does it normally bloom in late winter?