4.4 out of 5 (516 experiences)
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. 🦇
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
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.
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…
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…
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…
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 ⛅.
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.
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…
What other plant parents say
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
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.