Corn Plant Care
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Corn Plant Care

Corn plants are an easy care houseplant, just be sure to water them well…

Corn Plant Care Summary

Light needs:Can do well in low-medium light areas of your home, but will grow faster if given more indirect sunlight too.
Watering needs:Water once a week but only if it is dry for the top two inches of soil (5 centimeters).
Fertilizer:Diluted, balanced fertilizer once a month in spring and summer.
Soil:A well draining compost rich in organic matter.
Humidity:40-50%. Will do well in normal household humidity. Mist your plants when watering in the drier months.
Temperature:17°C-25°C(63-77°F) .
Where to buy:Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.
Other names:Dracaena fragrans.
Common issues:Underwatering, overwatering and inconsistent watering.

Introduction

Welcome to our guide to corn plant care. The corn plant aka dracaena fragrans is a small dracaena tree-like houseplant originally from tropical Africa.

Light Needs

Corn plants are not fussy when it comes to light needs, they can do well in low-medium light areas of your home, but will grow faster if given more indirect sunlight too.

How Often to Water

Go to water your corn plant once a week but only water it if it is dry for the top two inches of soil (5 centimeters).

Fertilizer

Use a balanced fertilizer once a month in the spring and summer months, but use it diluted down by twice as much as normal.

Soil

Dracaena corn plants love well draining compost rich in organic matter.

When To Repot

Corn plants like soil that is rich in organic matter, so repotting them every 2 years or less in spring is a good idea.

Humidity

40-50%. Corn plants will do well in normal household humidity but in drier months, you can mist your plants when watering.

Temperature

Corn plants like the warmer side of normal household temperatures 17°C-25°C(63-77°F). Do not let them get down to 10°C (50°F) for extended period of time as the cold can damage them.

Where To Buy A Corn Plant

You can buy these at many local plant shops and florists, or try eBay and Etsy.

Other Names for Corn Plant

Dracaena fragrans.

Corn Plant Care FAQs and Common Problems

Underwatering, overwatering and inconsistent watering can all cause issues and are the common killers of corn plants. Maintain a regular watering schedule but only water if the top layer of soil is dry.

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