4.4 out of 5 (542 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 Tree, Corn Plant and Twister Dragon
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 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
December 2nd, 2022
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Philadelphia is currently very low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in…
December 2nd, 2022
Philadelphia is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Philadelphia is expected to decrease by 28.2% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 7.0 megajoules of energy p…
December 3rd, 2022
This month, Philadelphia is getting an average of 8.6 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will decrease by 10.3% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.2 total hours of…
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 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ⛅.
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.
December 1st, 2022
The growing potential in Philadelphia is very 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.
What other plant parents say
Hasn’t died yet and I forget to water it quite a lot. Have had it about a year now and it does brown at the tips very easily (for me). But it’s definitely a survivor, I am very surprised it has lasted as long as it has For my aunt to have taken it out one of our neighbors trash and given it to me cause it was already dying. I need to repot it and put it in new soil but haven’t yet so we’ll see if it can live threw that too. Other than that very easy and good plant to have.
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