Corn Plant Care Instructions

Caring for a Corn Plant, the Dracaena fragrans, is actually very easy as this video will describe.


Indoor Corn Plant Care Instructions

[Video Transcript]

Hi, I’m Angela Price from Eden condensed small space garden design and this is Garden Space.

Today I’m going to talk to you about the Corn Plant which is different from a corn stalk.  It’s an indoor plant horticultural name is Dracaena fragrans and these are really great to have indoors. A lot of them come they come in a lot of different varieties with beautiful stripe leaves some have lime green leaves some have very dark green leaves and they’re very easy to grow indoors.

How Much Light for a Corn Plant?

This is a small one and they can get about four to five feet tall so you can use it as either as a table plant or as a floor plant to add greenery and an accent to your indoor décor. The care for these is pretty simple. They prefer sort of medium to high indoor light so they do need to be in an area where they’ve got bright indoor light but not direct sunlight. Direct sunlight can burn the leaves so don’t put it right in a window but in a corner where you’re getting in direct light. Indirect bright light is good.

Should I Fertilize My Dracaena Fragrans Corn Plant?

They also like to be fertilized regularly so you can use a liquid indoor plant fertilizer maybe every couple of months or so and they also like to be kept moist but not wet so you’ll want to water these when the surface of the plant is dry. And so you could just tell all you have to do is just feel around. This is wet so I’m not going to water this but once it starts to dry out then I am going to give it some water and do set it in a tray so you don’t damage your floors that you’re on.

The other thing that they do like is that they do like semi high humidity and one of the best things you can have when you have indoor plants is a mister or a water spritzer. And all you have to do is just give it a good spritz under the leaves and on top.  They also benefit from having other plants around them because they will give off moisture to each other and occasional dusting.

So if your house does get dusty or your office gets dusty just take a paper towel or a soft white cloth spritz it with a little bit of water and you can wipe the dust off and that will make it easier for the plant to breathe as well.  If you have any other questions on how to care for an indoor Corn Plant, Dracaena fragrans please contact me at www dot edencondensed dot com. Thank you very much. [End of video transcript]

Corn Plants are one of the easiest succulents to grow indoors.

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