Plant Care Cornstalk Dracaena

Cornstalk Dracaena

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

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 Baltimore, Maryland.

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 Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore, Maryland

31% Very Low

Growing Cornstalk Dracaena in Baltimore right now

Light needs for plant Cornstalk Dracaena in Baltimore, Maryland

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

January 18th, 2022

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Baltimore is currently low 📉.

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 Baltimore, Maryland

Sunlight will increase by 18.8% ☀️

January 15th, 2022

Baltimore is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Baltimore is expected to increase by 18.8% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 8.4 megajoules of energy per m…

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Light needs for plant Cornstalk Dracaena in Baltimore, Maryland

Daylight will increase by 0.6 hours 📈

January 17th, 2022

This month, Baltimore is getting an average of 6.9 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 6.5% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.0 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 💪.

We wouldn’t recommend testing its limits during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Baltimore, Maryland ⛅.

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 Baltimore, Maryland

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

January 16th, 2022

The growing potential in Baltimore is low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to rep…

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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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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 Baltimore, Maryland, 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 278
Cornstalk Dracaena has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 240
Cornstalk Dracaena has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 150
Cornstalk Dracaena has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 132
Cornstalk Dracaena has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 57
Cornstalk Dracaena has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 37
Cornstalk Dracaena has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 21
Cornstalk Dracaena has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 13
Sharonoasis avatar
@Sharonoasis
leaf-1 9 Plants
xp 338 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.

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@Boozybillsbabe
leaf-1 71 Plants
xp 4,070 XP
globe Baltimore, Maryland
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.

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@Valiantsuncup
leaf-1 11 Plants
xp 248 XP
globe Pasadena, California
01/07/2022

Seems to be quite happy about 8 feet away from a north facing window

Ames94 avatar
@Ames94
leaf-1 38 Plants
xp 2,672 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 28 Plants
xp 571 XP
globe Cleveland, Ohio
01/01/2022

Shiny leaves;easy carr

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Tango avatar
@Tango
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 461 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 47 Plants
xp 5,394 XP
globe Orlando, Florida
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 54 Plants
xp 2,431 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 54 Plants
xp 2,431 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
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@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
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@Melaninpapiii
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 55 XP
globe Chicago, Illinois
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
Kristin avatar
@Kristin
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 123 XP
globe Newman Lake, Washington
11/30/2021

Tips of leaves are browning but fairly easy to take care of and is very pretty otherwise.

Flores123 avatar
@Flores123
leaf-1 8 Plants
xp 108 XP
11/23/2021

Love how beautiful, the green leaves have a stripe of light green, when given water w food the leaves perk up happily, adds character to a rolmy

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
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@Ktplantmama
leaf-1 14 Plants
xp 326 XP
globe River Forest, Illinois
11/14/2021

I had this plant in a window that gets indirect sunlight, and it was very unhappy. Once I moved it away from the window it seemed to do much better! Also I started giving it springwater because I read that it was sensitive to chlorine.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
Fast grower Fast grower
Plant parent avatar
@Plant parent
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 26 XP
11/11/2021

I’ve had this plant for 20 years! It’s tall, full and relatively easy to maintain. It’s produced many offspring and they are a delight.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Coralie avatar
@Coralie
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 148 XP
globe Sherbrooke, Québec
11/11/2021

Browns easily and dislikes direct sunlight, easy to propagate, grows vertically rather than having large multiple branches

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Browns easily Browns easily
Survivor Survivor
Zel avatar
@Zel
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 106 XP
11/10/2021

HAVE FUN

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@Kikerivas
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 53 XP
globe New Port Richey, Florida
10/25/2021

Good

Natshajoyce avatar
@Natshajoyce
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 153 XP
globe Ottawa, Ontario
10/24/2021

Love how large it gets!

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
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@Amyvass
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 106 XP
globe Bedford, England
10/11/2021

It doesn’t require much maintenance. Loves the sun and doesn’t need watering that often probably only once a week.

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor

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