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' and Janet Craig

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 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.

Calculate water needs of Cornstalk Dracaena

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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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 Tallahassee, Florida

Tallahassee, Florida

59% Medium

Growing Cornstalk Dracaena in Tallahassee right now

Light needs for plant Cornstalk Dracaena in Tallahassee, Florida

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

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…

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Light needs for plant Cornstalk Dracaena in Tallahassee, Florida

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 22.8% ☀️

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…

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Light needs for plant Cornstalk Dracaena in Tallahassee, Florida

Daylight will decrease by 0.8 hours 📉

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 …

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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 💪.️

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 ☀️.

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.

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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Yellow Leaves

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 Tallahassee, Florida, 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 258
Cornstalk Dracaena has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 223
Cornstalk Dracaena has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 140
Cornstalk Dracaena has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 122
Cornstalk Dracaena has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 54
Cornstalk Dracaena has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 35
Cornstalk Dracaena has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 21
Cornstalk Dracaena has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 12
Flores123 avatar
@Flores123
leaf-1 8 Plants
xp 101 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 13 Plants
xp 259 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 93 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 95 XP
11/10/2021

HAVE FUN

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@Kikerivas
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 34 XP
globe New Port Richey, Florida
10/25/2021

Good

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@Natshajoyce
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 147 XP
globe Ottawa, Ontario
10/24/2021

Love how large it gets!

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Amyvass avatar
@Amyvass
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 102 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
Shanai avatar
@Shanai
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 51 XP
globe Vancouver, Washington
10/06/2021

Just always happy! Has nice color good size grows kinda fast. Just a good plant.

Survivor Survivor
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Cassandra avatar
@Cassandra
leaf-1 12 Plants
xp 134 XP
globe Benton, Maine
10/06/2021

Hardy indoor plant! Had it for 2 years still going strong. Left it outside a little too long so it’s a little brown right now but I’ll nurse it back to health

Survivor Survivor
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Autumncool avatar
@Autumncool
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 121 XP
globe Montréal, Québec
10/03/2021

Gives good green foliage + yellow/orange flowers.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Suzannah avatar
@Suzannah
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 188 XP
globe Royal Tunbridge Wells, England
10/02/2021

Finding this plant hard to care for, it seems to be super sensitive to light and water levels. Still struggling to work it out!

Morgs avatar
@Morgs
leaf-1 13 Plants
xp 398 XP
globe Chicago, Illinois
09/23/2021

Browns very easily. Not a lot of maintenance to keep up with. Suggest for beginning plant owners. Not too bad!

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Browns easily Browns easily
Survivor Survivor
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Morgs avatar
@Morgs
leaf-1 13 Plants
xp 398 XP
globe Chicago, Illinois
09/23/2021

I was sucking at keeping this thing from browning but once I got this schedule on the app is has zero brown & grown so BIG! Keep up on the watering & you should be fine!

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
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@Notanormalparrot
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 177 XP
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 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 :)

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Terry avatar
@Terry
leaf-1 40 Plants
xp 483 XP
globe Columbus, Ohio
09/16/2021

It loves the sun when my husband bought this plant for me on my 60 birthday I did not keep it in the sun but a friend said keep it the sun and it took off fast

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@Corina-madalina
leaf-1 22 Plants
xp 493 XP
globe Darmstadt, Hessen
09/12/2021

Is the only plant that is really really happy, is just like me I put it on a shelve and I forget about it, she like to be alone and hates sun, sometimes watering and a fertilizer stick once when I remember, I love it

Survivor Survivor
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@Coko4lyfe
leaf-1 46 Plants
xp 1,438 XP
globe Hampton, Virginia
09/12/2021

Hardy, easy first time plant

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
Pyperfiske avatar
@Pyperfiske
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 124 XP
09/11/2021

It browns a lot

Browns easily Browns easily
Mariana avatar
@Mariana
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 127 XP
globe Aspinwall, Pennsylvania
09/11/2021

Easy plant don’t water her too much

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor

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