Plant Care Corn


4.7 out of 5 (3 experiences)

Corn has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves
Corn has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as



Zea mays

How to care for Corn


How often to water your Corn

Water needs for Corn
0.5 cups
every 9

Corn needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Corn

Water 0.5 cups every

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Corn in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Corn: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Corn love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Corn does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Corn in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Corn

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Corn: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Corn after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Corn is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Corn



Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Corn has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 2
Corn has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 2
Corn has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 2
Corn has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 1
Gigiof3intn avatar
leaf-1 131 Plants
xp 4,003 XP

Accidental growing of corn from cobs left out for squirrels - we will see how it goes! Shoots up so fast!

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Survivor Survivor
Rebecca avatar
leaf-1 32 Plants
xp 1,740 XP

I didn’t expect to see these growing when I was putting my plants that didn’t make it (plants-seeds——basically like a plant cemetery lol) last winter. I was shocked that they were growing healthy and happy. I’m still trying to figure out if these are ‘corn’ tho. Cuz there are so many plant / flower seeds that ended up there and corn seed is NOT common in my house. I personally think these might be sunflowers but I’ll love them no matter what.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor

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