£8.00 - £80.00

Corn plant

Dracaena fragrans; Massangeana; Janet Craig; Corn plant; Dragon plant; Dragon tree

Why we love Rick

He has all the glamour of a palm tree but he’s even easier to care for. He grows tall and slim, so he’s perfect for smaller spaces.

Most light conditions
Almost unkillable
The patch promise

If he’s growing well and you want him to keep getting bigger, consider repotting him every couple of years. Check our guide to repotting.

Quick facts

Botanical name

Dracaena fragrans


Corn plant; Massangeana; Janet Craig

Plant type

Indoor; evergreen shrub

Air purifying


Plant height (including pot)

40-50cm; 80-90cm; 140-150cm

Pet/baby safe

Mildly toxic to pets and people if ingested

Nursery pot size

11cm; 19cm; 23cm

About Corn plants

Native tribes of northern Tanzania and Mt. Kilimanjaro used corn plants to mark sacred sites as far back as 1000 BC. This is a plant deserving of some respect.

While they might grow as high as six metres in the wild, indoors corn plants are more about character than size, providing a bit of tropical flavour even on grey days. If they’re really happy, they might reward you by growing small, white flowers. To keep yours in a good mood, remember: generous with the misting, sparing with the watering. It will also love you if you give it a feed with liquid fertiliser once a month in spring and summer. It will help it grow big and strong.

Rick the corn plant is the same family as Nick, Flick and Mick, and requires exactly the same care. He’s just got slightly more showy leaves.

Did you know?

In ancient times, in Africa, corn plants were a symbol of reason and good fortune.