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 Nickand 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.