4.4 out of 5 (478 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' and Janet Craig
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 Tallahassee, Florida.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
November 26th, 2021
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Tallahassee is currently low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in deter…
November 23rd, 2021
Tallahassee is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Tallahassee is expected to decrease by 22.8% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.4 megajoules of energy pe…
November 26th, 2021
This month, Tallahassee is getting an average of 9.4 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will decrease by 7.7% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.1 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 💪.️
Tallahassee, Florida currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help ensure this plant has adequate ingredients for growth by treating it to ample light ☀️.
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.
What other plant parents say
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.
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 environment, grows tall and strong and didn’t even brown or come close to failing when I forgot to water it. Such a good boy, I’m so proud of him. A good listener too :)