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Twister Dragon

4.4 out of 5 (453 experiences)

Twister Dragon has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Twister Dragon has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves

About Twister Dragon

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

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

How to care for Twister Dragon

Water

How often to water your Twister Dragon

Water needs for Twister Dragon
0.5 cups
every 12

Twister Dragon needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

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 Twister Dragon

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.

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Finding light for Cornstalk Dracaena in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Twister Dragon: 6ft from a window
6ft or less from
a window

Twister Dragon 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 đź’Ş.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Twister Dragon in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Twister Dragon

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Twister Dragon: 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 Twister Dragon after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Twister Dragon is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!


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Care Summary for Twister Dragon

Twister Dragon

Twister Dragon


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 6ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Twister Dragon has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 244
Twister Dragon has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 211
Twister Dragon has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 133
Twister Dragon has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 116
Twister Dragon has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 52
Twister Dragon has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 32
Twister Dragon has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 20
Twister Dragon has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 12
Natshajoyce avatar
@Natshajoyce
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 129 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 99 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 3 Plants
xp 94 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 172 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 12 Plants
xp 334 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 12 Plants
xp 334 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
Notanormalparrot avatar
@Notanormalparrot
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 141 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 7 Plants
xp 139 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

Corina-madalina avatar
@Corina-madalina
leaf-1 22 Plants
xp 451 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
Coko4lyfe avatar
@Coko4lyfe
leaf-1 43 Plants
xp 1,069 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 106 XP
09/11/2021

It browns a lot

Browns easily Browns easily
Mariana avatar
@Mariana
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 70 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
Meagan avatar
@Meagan
leaf-1 29 Plants
xp 508 XP
globe Grapevine, Texas
09/05/2021

Have moved him and overwatered/underwater/repotted too many times to count when I was first learning and he’s still hanging in there!

Survivor Survivor
Teresa avatar
@Teresa
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 72 XP
globe Jamesville, New York
08/31/2021

I will check back, Cornelia just came home yesterday!

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Kendall avatar
@Kendall
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 151 XP
08/24/2021

I had this plant for about a year, and it does great. It is very easy to propagate. My cats love laying next to my Cornstalk dracaena. I thank it would be great for almost any home.

Pet friendly Pet friendly
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Fast grower Fast grower
Loretha avatar
@Loretha
leaf-1 0 Plants
xp 26 XP
globe Camden, New Jersey
08/21/2021

No direct sunlight

Browns easily Browns easily
Amanda avatar
@Amanda
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 73 XP
globe Redmond, Washington
08/21/2021

i got mine from a friend halfway grown and ever since i haven’t seen it grow at all idk how to get it to sprout.

Browns easily Browns easily
Survivor Survivor
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Happyplantlife avatar
@Happyplantlife
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 144 XP
globe Corona, California
08/20/2021

I work nights. There fore this plant can survive and thrive in low light.

Survivor Survivor

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