Native tribes of northern Tanzania and Mt. Kilimanjaro used corn plants to mark sacred sites as far back as 1000 BC. So this is a plant deserving of some respect.
While it 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 it’s really happy, it 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.
Flick the corn plant is the same family as Rick, Mick and Nick, and requires exactly the same care. Pick your favourite colour or get the whole family, why not.
Did you know?
In ancient times, in Africa, corn plants were a symbol of reason and good fortune.