Plant Care Cornstalk Dracaena
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Cornstalk Dracaena

4.3 out of 5 (63 experiences)

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

Also known as

Dragon Trees (Corn Plant), Twister Dragon and Dracaena Limelight

Taxonomy

Dracaena fragrans
Dracaena
Asparagaceae
Asparagales

What other plant parents say

Cornstalk Dracaena has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 37
Cornstalk Dracaena has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 32
Cornstalk Dracaena has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 14
Cornstalk Dracaena has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 14
Cornstalk Dracaena has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 3
Cornstalk Dracaena has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 3
Cornstalk Dracaena has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
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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@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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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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Hooligan9892 avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Cornstalk Dracaena named Slow Pokey by Hooligan9892 on Greg, the plant care app
03/07/2021

S L O W grower. Arrived as a big fat stick. Water and wait. And wait, then wait some more. This is a few years old. Even so, I like it. I feel accomplished growing it from a little log. The leaves la…

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@Bellyboo
Riverview, FL
Rating of the plant Cornstalk Dracaena named Bruce Lee by Bellyboo on Greg, the plant care app
03/11/2021

If you break a piece off, no worries! You just got yourself a new plant✨ it’s a slow grower and doesn’t like direct sunlight so it’s perfect for anywhere in a room (as long as the room has windows)

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@Beeplantast…
Slidell, LA
Rating of the plant Cornstalk Dracaena named Palma by Beeplantastic on Greg, the plant care app
02/23/2021

Keep the leaves fresh from dust by wiping them down bi-weekly but its a very low maintenance beauty.. i have it in indirect sunlight and it still has beautiful green lush leaves

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@Pbnjello
Los Angeles, CA
Rating of the plant Cornstalk Dracaena named Charles by Pbnjello on Greg, the plant care app
02/13/2021

I feel like i never really know what it wants. hard to see if it has any growth but easily see all of the leaves dying. not sure if it’s me or the light but ya

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@Faeriesholl…
San Jacinto, CA
Rating of the plant Cornstalk Dracaena named Elliot by Faerieshollow on Greg, the plant care app
04/19/2021

It hasn't grown much since I bought it (7 months) but it hasn't died either. An alright plant, really pretty but it hasn't made any progress with me

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@Veltheimc
Willimantic, CT
Rating of the plant Cornstalk Dracaena named Vivian by Veltheimc on Greg, the plant care app
03/29/2021

Loves light and needs lots of water. My roommates and I see dry soil often and fill up a jug to water her. Then do it all again two days later.

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@Pamela
Slidell, LA
Rating of the plant Cornstalk Dracaena named Zion by Pamela on Greg, the plant care app
02/16/2021

I truly love my corn plant but it needs something extra! It’s leaves are browning and twisting also but it’s my favorite!

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 located in New York, NY.

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.

Plant care guide for Cornstalk Dracaena in New York, NY

New York, NY

55% Medium

Growing Cornstalk Dracaena in New York right now

Light needs for plant Cornstalk Dracaena in New York, NY

Plant growth potential is currently high 📈

April 19th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in New York is currently high 📈.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determi…

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Light needs for plant Cornstalk Dracaena in New York, NY

Sunlight intensity will increase by 46% ☀️

April 18th, 2021

New York is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in New York is expected to increase by 46% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 17.6 megajoules of energy per m2 p…

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Light needs for plant Cornstalk Dracaena in New York, NY

Daylight will increase by 2.3 hours 📈

April 18th, 2021

This month, New York is getting an average of 8.2 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 20.2% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 13.8 total hours of da…

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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 💪.️

New York, NY currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help ensure this plant has adequate ingredients for growth by treating it to ample light ☀️.

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.

When to repot Cornstalk Dracaena

Nutrient needs for plant Cornstalk Dracaena in New York, NY

Is this a good time of year to repot? Yes! 🪴

April 19th, 2021

The growing potential in New York is high 📈.

It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot any …

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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 your location in New York, NY, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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