CORN PLANT - Knowledgebase Question

crystal, Mi
Question by henrysplace
August 20, 2009
I JUST BOUGHT ONE AND I DO NOT KNOW THE CORRECT NAME SO I CAN GET INFO ON WATERING AND FERTILIZING AND WHAT WILL HAPPEN NOW THAT I HAVE TRANSPLANTED TO CORRECT POT IT IS 6FT TALL AND DO NOT WANT IT TO DIE. THANK YOU


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Answer from NGA
August 20, 2009

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Your corn plant is Dracaena Fragrans. These are low light plants that offer height, while remaining narrow. Plants are usually sold with canes grouped in a pot varying in height. At the top of the canes green foliage emerges, which looks like a corn stalk. The foliage varies in color from solid green to light green, with green stripes.

Corn plants should be watered thoroughly and then the top of the soil should be allowed to dry out. If you keep the potting soil too moist, the tips of the foliage will turn brown. You can feed your corn plant with a half strength dilution of water soluable fertilizer every 4 weeks during the spring and summer months when it ia actively growing. Corn plants are easy to grow, just be careful with the watering and it should thrive. Enjoy!

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