As we all do, she needs moisture to stay fresh. A humid bathroom is ideal. If that’s not possible, misting is great.
She likes the top two inches of her soil to dry out between waterings, so check her every week or so.
Most light conditions
She’s happiest in a bright room, but away from direct sun. She’ll be ok in light shade but her growth will be slower.
You can give her a growth boost with a dose of fertiliser(diluted to half strength) once every month in spring/summer.
Corn plant; Massangeana; Janet Craig; Dragon plant; Dragon tree
Evergreen shrub, indoor
Plant height (including pot)
Mildly toxic if eaten
Nursery pot size
About Corn plants
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.
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