Plant Care Cornstalk Dracaena
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Cornstalk Dracaena

4.4 out of 5 (214 experiences)

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

Also known as

Dragon Trees (Corn Plant), Twister Dragon, Dracaena Limelight, Dracaena Fragrans 'Jade Jewel' and Janet Craig

Taxonomy

Dracaena fragrans
Dracaena
Asparagaceae
Asparagales

What other plant parents say

Cornstalk Dracaena has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 111
Cornstalk Dracaena has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 105
Cornstalk Dracaena has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 57
Cornstalk Dracaena has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 55
Cornstalk Dracaena has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 19
Cornstalk Dracaena has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 15
Cornstalk Dracaena has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 9
Cornstalk Dracaena has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 3
Sar e avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Cornstalk Dracaena named Draco by Sar e on Greg, the plant care app
03/18/2021

If you’re a low-maintenance kind of plant person, maybe don’t get a larger dracaena. Mine has been finicky and I didn’t do enough research prior to purchasing. If you can’t live without it, know that…

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Agatha avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Cornstalk Dracaena named Tico’s pot plant by Agatha on Greg, the plant care app
04/24/2021

This plant is my kid’s and it’s perfect for a small forgetful mind. She painted the pot and picked this teeny tiny cornstalk dracaena to put in it. It was so small when we got it. Slowly and steady …

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@Ammarin
Waterloo, ON
Rating of the plant Cornstalk Dracaena named What is wrong with you by Ammarin on Greg, the plant care app
05/26/2021

I bought this plant from ikea 2 years ago. For about a year and a half it was thriving and grew quite lush. After that, the leaves were all turning yellow and brown. I cut them all off in my attempt …

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@Issytheslug…
Belleville, ON
Rating of the plant Cornstalk Dracaena named Melman by Issytheslugg2 on Greg, the plant care app
05/11/2021

It really is a survivor, I left home for about 2 weeks and kind of forgot about it, but when I came back it was still looking lush and happy as always. I’ve had it for about a year and it hasn’t fail…

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@Paula
New York, NY
Rating of the plant Cornstalk Dracaena named Blaise by Paula on Greg, the plant care app
02/13/2021

I saved this baby from a former roommate who had forgotten to water it for...months? Not sure how long. Anyway when I got it, it looked dead but I thought maybe if I could revive it — and I did, than…

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Meshahow avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Cornstalk Dracaena named Sir Plancelot by Meshahow on Greg, the plant care app
06/08/2021

I’m learning that she does like the direct sunlight but she is holding it together! I also travel a lot so I tend to over water her before I leave and we’re always balanced when I come home. We work …

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Jordan avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Cornstalk Dracaena named Sardine by Jordan on Greg, the plant care app
06/07/2021

I have a shady room, so it made it difficult for a while. I accidentally gave my plant root rot, and cutting the roots back made it thrive. It was originally in a group of 3, but separating and putti…

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Angelpadilla avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Cornstalk Dracaena named Becky by Angelpadilla on Greg, the plant care app
06/03/2021

She can be easily over water by its looks. I found myself at first over watering it and had it close to a drafty area and she didn’t like it. Once I moved her to a better dimmed area and paid more ki…

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Pothead avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Cornstalk Dracaena named Forrest by Pothead on Greg, the plant care app
03/29/2021

It’s super easy to take care of especially since i’m new to plants , I LOVE IT . It’s like my favorite one I just water it according to greg and it has done great so far . It already looks bigger and…

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@Justinee
Brentwood, NH
Rating of the plant Cornstalk Dracaena named Emerson by Justinee on Greg, the plant care app
06/08/2021

I left it outside on a sunny day when I first got it and scorched it’s leaves but it actually lived! I learned quite a bit about the plant and now limit it to indirect light. Back then I thought all …

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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

Check the growing potential in your area

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 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.

Select your city to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Cornstalk Dracaena in your home 🏡.

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.

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.

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