Plant Care Cornstalk Dracaena
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Cornstalk Dracaena

4.4 out of 5 (423 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 228
Cornstalk Dracaena has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 197
Cornstalk Dracaena has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 127
Cornstalk Dracaena has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 111
Cornstalk Dracaena has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 46
Cornstalk Dracaena has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 29
Cornstalk Dracaena has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 16
Cornstalk Dracaena has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 11
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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@Rachel
Reston, Virginia
Rating of the plant Cornstalk Dracaena named Big Tree by Rachel on Greg, the plant care app
07/10/2021

Mine bloomed this past winter. It grew long stems with tiny cauliflower like bulbs that turned into many small white flowers. I read that it’s rare for them to bloom so it felt special! However, it g…

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Sharon avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Cornstalk Dracaena named Homer by Sharon on Greg, the plant care app
07/03/2021

Oh Homer, you are a survivor! I’ve had you since you were 6” tall back in ‘98 and you haven’t died from bouts of neglect. You must be at least 6’ tall now. You like to lean for the light and get cris…

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@Oggreenthan…
Phoenix, Arizona
Rating of the plant Cornstalk Dracaena named Delilah by Oggreenthangkilla on Greg, the plant care app
08/13/2021

It is definitely a survivor! I am known by my kids and husband as the killer of all green things, but have kept this baby alive for almost 6 years! It’s very picky and I nearly lost it about a week a…

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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, Ontario
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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Boazhoffman avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Cornstalk Dracaena named Morgan Treeman by Boazhoffman on Greg, the plant care app
07/28/2021

Love this plant, the size, the leaves! And there seems to be knew leaves sprouting from the top all the time! However, the older leaves seem to brown really easily and one of my stalks actually died.…

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@Issytheslug…
Belleville, Ontario
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
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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Notanormalparrot avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Cornstalk Dracaena named jarvis by Notanormalparrot on Greg, the plant care app
09/19/2021

My cornstalk dracaena grew so fast! I bought it when it was a baby, and it can’t have been more than a year or two, but it’s absolutely whopping. Lovely leaves that make for such a gorgeous environme…

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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 💪.

Select your region 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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