General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Plant Height: 10 to 40 feet or more
Leaves: Evergreen
Broadleaf
Other: Several cultivars have variegated leaves.
Fruit: Showy
Other: 1/2 to 3/4 inch orange-red berry, each containing several seeds.
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Pollution
Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Other: Take cuttings of old wood, allow cut end to dry for approximately 24 hours before planting.
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Common names
  • Corn Plant
  • Ribbon Plant
  • Cornstalk Dracaena
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Dracaena fragrans
  • Synonym: Dracaena deremensis

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Location: Sebastian,  Florida
Date: 2022-09-18
Adventitious roots
Location: Kalama, wa
Date: 2021-02-21
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Kalama, wa
Date: 2021-02-21
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Bea’s garden
Date: 2023-07-08
Location: sumatera indonesia
Date: 2018-08-24
variegated. not sure of the cultivar...
Location: Sebastian,  Florida
Date: 2020-08-24
Location: Bea's garden
Date: 2022
Location: Bea’s garden
Date: 2023-07-08
Location: Sebastian,  Florida
Date: 2023-07-21
D. fragrans and Y. gigantea are often confused; this photo shows
Location: Sebastian,  Florida
Date: 2023-07-21
Close up showing the differences in leaf margins of D. fragrans a
Location: Opp, AL  Z8b
Date: 2021-09-18
Photo by sedumzz
Location: Greenwood/Jamison Inn, Bowling Green, KY
Date: 2015-01-25
Growing inside giant atrium with pool and 2 hot tubs.
Location: Greenwood/Jamison Inn, Bowling Green, KY
Growing inside giant atrium with pool and 2 hot tubs.
Location: Bea's garden
Date: 2021
Location: Bea's garden
Date: 2021
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (April 2022)
Date: 2022-04-02
Location: In my garden, Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens, South Amana, IA
Date: 2009-07-31
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2013-11-17
Location: Greenwood/Jamison Inn, Bowling Green, KY
Growing inside giant atrium with pool and 2 hot tubs.
Location: Rain Forest, Paraty, Brazil
Date: 2010-01-21
Growing in the wild close to a river
Location: My garden in Warrenville, SC
Date: 2017-03-21
Location: Opp, AL  Z8b
Date: 2018-07-20
Location: Cypress Gardens, Florida
Location: central Illinois
Date: 8-26-12
Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor, MI
Date: 2012-03-22
Location: Greenwood/Jamison Inn, Bowling Green, KY
Date: 2015-01-25
Growing inside giant atrium with pool and 2 hot tubs.
Location: Greenwood/Jamison Inn, Bowling Green, KY
Date: 2015-01-25
Growing inside giant atrium with pool and 2 hot tubs.
Location: Greenwood/Jamison Inn, Bowling Green, KY
Date: 2015-01-25
Growing inside giant atrium with pool and 2 hot tubs.
Location: Greenwood/Jamison Inn, Bowling Green, KY
Growing inside giant atrium with pool and 2 hot tubs.
Location: Greenwood/Jamison Inn, Bowling Green, KY
Date: 2015-01-25
Growing inside giant atrium with pool and 2 hot tubs.
Location: Greenwood/Jamison Inn, Bowling Green, KY
Date: 2015-01-25
Growing inside giant atrium with pool and 2 hot tubs.
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2009-12-05
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: November 9, 2013
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: November 9, 2013
Main stem showing emerging growth pushing out below where the top
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2012-06-18
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2012-06-18

Date: 2012-10-12
A recently severed tip has taken root and will look kind of stran
Location: Southwest Florida
Date: January 2014
a mature specimen in bloom
Location: Paraty, Brazil
Date: 2010-01-22
In the rainforest by a river..
Location: Paraty, Brazil
Date: 2010-01-29
In the rainforest by a river..
Location: Sebastian, Florida
Date: 2016-09-20
Growing in my backyard.
Location: My garden in Warrenville, SC
Date: 2017-03-19
Location: My garden in Warrenville, SC
Date: 2017-03-19
Location: My garden in Warrenville, SC
Date: 2017-03-19
Blooms are very fragrant, but only at night

Date: 2014-06-08
Back of leaf.
Location: Cypress Gardens, Florida

Date: 2024-01-19
Corn plant?

Date: 2018-08-13
Photo by syzone8aUK

Date: 1/2021
What plant is this?  I think it was overwatered.
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2015-02-07
Location: My garden in Warrenville, SC
Date: 2017-03-21
Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor, MI
Date: 2012-03-22
Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor, MI
Date: 2012-03-22
Location: Sebastian, Florida
Date: 2017-06-15
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Comments:
  • Posted by plantladylin (Sebastian, Florida - Zone 10a) on Sep 20, 2016 4:04 PM concerning plant:
    Dracaena fragrans, commonly called Corn Plant and Cornstalk Dracaena, can get quite tall in nature, 25 to 30 feet or more, but it is a slow-growing plant, making it very popular as an office plant or houseplant. Cornstalk Dracaena has glossy, broad, green leaves with an erect to spreading habit; larger leaves cause the plant to have a drooping appearance. The plant does well in a broad range of conditions from full sun to low-light situations. If you are fortunate enough to see your plant in bloom, you will surely enjoy the fragrance! There are several cultivars of Dracaena fragrans that have variegated foliage:
    D. fragrans 'Massangeana' (Mass Cane) has green leaves with a yellow central stripe.
    D. fragrans 'Lemon Lime' has leaves with yellow margins and a wide green central stripe.
    D. fragrans 'White Jewel' has leaves with dark green edges and lighter green and white central stripes.
  • Posted by Deebie (midstate South Carolina - Zone 8a) on Aug 27, 2017 6:01 PM concerning plant:
    Older mature specimens will flower yearly. The lovely blooms are very fragrant, especially at night.
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