How To Care For Corn Plants

Corn plants are hardy, easy to cultivate and don't require particular attention. In this article, you'll learn everything you need to know about taking care of them indoors or outdoors to achieve the greatest success and enjoy it for many years to come.

What is an Indoor Corn Plant?

Corn plant, also known as Dracaena fragrans, can be described as an evergreen tropical tree native to Africa. It's easy to take care of and its tough and dependable nature earned it its term Happy Plant.

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Different Types of Corn Plants

There are many varieties of corn plants you can plant. The most popular is the compacta 'Janet Craig' with strong, deep green leaves.

Others include the white and green variegated ‘Warneckii’, and the ‘Massangeana’ variety, which has yellow stripes down the center.

You could also consider 'Lemon-Lime' that has lime or yellow-green margins that wrap around dark centers and 'Limelight', which has a solid pale leaf or yellowish-green leaves.

Dracaena Flowers With Fragrans

The corn plant is usually planted for their foliage however the "fragrans" portion of their name is derived from the sweet smell they give out during their blooming.

The flowers grow on a central stem that appears in late autumn or the beginning of winter. The pom-shaped round clusters are made up of a few tiny white, tube-like buds. As they pop open, star-shaped blooms release a pleasant scent at night time for up to 2 weeks.