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Corn Plant - Plant Care Instructions and Tips

Dracaena Fragans

The Dracaena Fragans, also known as a Corn Plant, is a plant that requires little additional care.

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Common Names

  • Corn Plant

Quick Corn Plant Stats

  • Light:  Bright, sunny light
  • Air Cleaner:  Removed formaldehyde from the air
  • Difficutly:  Easy to grow and low maintenance 
  • Pet-Friendly:  Toxic if ingested, but may cause upset stomach
  • Size:  10" to 12" tall (overall height including pot)

Light Requirements

Corn plant grows best in a bright spot, but tolerates low-light situations well. In areas with less light, it will grow more slowly and may show less lime-green coloration. 

Water Requirements

Water when the top 2-3 inches of the soil are dry, then thoroughly water until the water drains into the saucer. Empty the saucer if the water level is high so not to drown the roots. The worst thing you can do to your Corn Plant is to over water it. 

Humidity Preference

Corn Plant will appreciate you misting its leaves to help to keep the pests (damaging insects) from making themselves at home on the leaves. Use a pebble tray or humidifier to help boost humidity in dry areas.

Optimum Temperature

The Corn Plant enjoys average room temperatures of 65-80 degrees. Avoid temperatures below 60 degrees, sudden temperature drops, or cold drafts.

Plant Food

For best results, feed your plant every month during the spring and summer with diluted liquid fertilizer. No fertilizer is necessary during the winter when plant growth naturally slows.

Additional Care

Corn Plant requires little additional care and typically does not require pruning except to remove old leaves as they fade. For even growth, rotate the plant a little when you water. 


Corn Plant is considered toxic. Ingestion may cause a stomach upset. 

The Corn Plant was featured in the March 2021 Lunarly box.

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