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Dracaena fragrans - Corn Plant


Low to medium light

Well drained

Let potting mix dry out between waterings

4-10 feet (1.22-3.05 m) tall, to 2 feet (0.61 m) wide

Possible Problems

Spider mites can be a problem in low humidity. Root rot if overwatered, mealybug and scale are possible


Corn plants are easy to grow and care for, and are ideal for darker areas of your home or office. Grows best in normal indoor temperatures of 60-75 degrees F (15.6-24.9 C). It can tolerate drying out, but not low humidity. Very low humidity may cause tip burn on the leaves. Keep dracaenas out of cold drafts. Plant benefits when its leaves are occassionaly wiped down or given a shower. Its wonderful structure makes it a great addition to any room. Feed every 3 months with a soluable fertilizer.


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