plants

Flick

Dracaena Marginata

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

Why we love Flick

Her zingy leaves make her a real stand-out wherever you put her. She’s a breeze to look after too.

Most light conditions
Easy care

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The patch promise

You can give her a growth boost with a dose of fertiliser (diluted to half strength) once every month in spring/summer.

Quick facts

Botanical name

Dracaena fragrans

Nickname

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

Plant type

Evergreen shrub, indoor

Air purifying

Yes

Plant height (including pot)

150-160cm

Pet/baby safe

Mildly toxic if eaten

Nursery pot size

24cm

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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