Plant Care Cornstalk Dracaena

Cornstalk Dracaena

4.4 out of 5 (543 experiences)

Cornstalk Dracaena has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Cornstalk Dracaena has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves

About Cornstalk Dracaena

The protective resins inside cornstalk dracaena are in Dragon’s Blood, a bright red pigment, varnish, medicine, incense, and dye that has been used across ancient cultures for thousands of years. This plant rarely blooms, but when it does, its flower blooms at night and emits smells that attract night pollinators, like moths. 🦇

Taxonomy

Dracaena fragrans
Dracaena
Asparagaceae
Asparagales

Also known as

Dragon Tree, Corn Plant and Twister Dragon

How to care for Cornstalk Dracaena

Water

How often to water your Cornstalk Dracaena

Water needs for Cornstalk Dracaena
0.5 cups
every 12

Cornstalk Dracaena needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 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 Cornstalk Dracaena

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for Cornstalk Dracaena in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Cornstalk Dracaena: 6ft from a window
6ft or less from
a window

Cornstalk Dracaena can tolerate being far from a window and light source.

Place it less than 6 feet from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive đź’Ş.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize Cornstalk Dracaena

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Cornstalk Dracaena: 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 Cornstalk Dracaena after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Cornstalk Dracaena is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!


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Yellow Leaves

Care Summary for Cornstalk Dracaena

Cornstalk Dracaena

Cornstalk Dracaena


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 6ft from a window

Nutrients

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

Cornstalk Dracaena has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 288
Cornstalk Dracaena has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 255
Cornstalk Dracaena has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 155
Cornstalk Dracaena has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 140
Cornstalk Dracaena has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 41
Cornstalk Dracaena has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 23
Cornstalk Dracaena has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 14
Ivory avatar
@Ivory
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 123 XP
03/25/2022

You do not have to water it often

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Poshcidergum avatar
@Poshcidergum
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 270 XP
globe Austin, TX
03/18/2022

It needs lots of sun
It’s a long survivor

Survivor Survivor
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Spoiledrotten avatar
@Spoiledrotten
leaf-1 48 Plants
xp 4,513 XP
globe Grand Forks, ND
03/11/2022

Seems to be easy to keep alive.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Tubularsedum avatar
@Tubularsedum
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 282 XP
02/23/2022

pretty and easy to care for. it can handle kind of a lot and grows pretty easily

Tubularsedum avatar
@Tubularsedum
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 282 XP
02/23/2022

pretty and easy to care for. it can handle kind of a lot and grows pretty easily

Fitbeans avatar
@Fitbeans
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 37 XP
globe Willingboro, NJ
02/03/2022

It will last for more than 20 years.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Samuelwines avatar
@Samuelwines
leaf-1 63 Plants
xp 1,406 XP
globe Brunswick, Victoria
02/02/2022

It's like your very own mini palm tree of joy.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Mariansoasis avatar
@Mariansoasis
leaf-1 88 Plants
xp 6,347 XP
globe Solana Beach, CA
01/23/2022

Careful to not give too much direct sun. Leaves get bleached out/yellow looking.

Survivor Survivor
Skyann avatar
@Skyann
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 50 XP
01/23/2022

Hasn’t died yet and I forget to water it quite a lot. Have had it about a year now and it does brown at the tips very easily (for me). But it’s definitely a survivor, I am very surprised it has lasted as long as it has For my aunt to have taken it out one of our neighbors trash and given it to me cause it was already dying. I need to repot it and put it in new soil but haven’t yet so we’ll see if it can live threw that too. Other than that very easy and good plant to have.

Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
Grammy08 avatar
@Grammy08
leaf-1 25 Plants
xp 779 XP
globe Milaca, MN
01/18/2022

Large variegated leaves

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Sharonoasis avatar
@Sharonoasis
leaf-1 14 Plants
xp 1,552 XP
globe New York
01/12/2022

Not sure what to do with this. I had it in a dark space and it seemed to grow. But Greg said it needed more light. Now it is not growing.

Boozybillsbabe avatar
@Boozybillsbabe
leaf-1 63 Plants
xp 8,667 XP
globe Baltimore, MD
01/11/2022

Idk this one is just not doing it for me. It feels like it has never grown but also doesn’t die. Meh.

Ames94 avatar
@Ames94
leaf-1 48 Plants
xp 5,479 XP
01/03/2022

This plant get very big and looks nice, but browns super easily! I’ve changed the lighting and locations so many times trying to figure out what it wants, but I’m constantly finding browned tips 1-3 inches long. Hard to figure this one out.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
Saundra avatar
@Saundra
leaf-1 55 Plants
xp 2,715 XP
globe Cleveland, OH
01/01/2022

Shiny leaves;easy carr

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Tango avatar
@Tango
leaf-1 69 Plants
xp 4,908 XP
12/31/2021

Beautiful plant!! Has some problems with brown spots but very hardy and survives no matter what! Awesome guy, just about to grow his first stalk and looking great. Def recommend.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
Fast grower Fast grower
Bjoyce avatar
@Bjoyce
leaf-1 57 Plants
xp 10,128 XP
globe Orlando, FL
12/21/2021

It’s not really growing but I’m sure it would if I tried. I’ve got it a few feet from the window in a spot that needed to be filled - it has just remained neutral which is fine by me. I don’t need all my plants growing super fast sometimes you just want a plant that will coast at a C average

Rwags avatar
@Rwags
leaf-1 62 Plants
xp 3,832 XP
12/12/2021

These have been tough for me. Can’t figure out their water or light requirements and their leaves are browning all the time.

Browns easily Browns easily
Rwags avatar
@Rwags
leaf-1 62 Plants
xp 3,832 XP
12/12/2021

Have moved this guy more times than I can count. Just repotted and didn’t realize how big their roots will get!

Survivor Survivor
Theplantkiller avatar
@Theplantkiller
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 86 XP
12/05/2021

Tho the plant is beautiful it brown very easy

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Browns easily Browns easily
Pest magnet Pest magnet
Melaninpapiii avatar
@Melaninpapiii
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 159 XP
globe Chicago, IL
12/01/2021

This plant has been through hell and a hand basket and she has grown so darn much! She is a pandemic baby and has blossomed despite constantly being moved and dropped and rocked! Looking for a plant to inspire confidence? Pick her!

Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves

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