Dracaena Corn Plant

D. fragrans massangeana
Dracaena massangeana

The Dracaena Corn Plant, like all other Dracaenas, are tolerant of low lightWhen you select “Low Light” a list of the most adaptive plants in our database appears. These plants can live in lighting conditions too low to support any other plants in our database, but will grow faster in medium and high light. Variegation (color) in the leaves is often lost in low light. A plant in low light needs less water and fertilizer than the same plant in better light. Place a low-light plant within 2-3 ft. of a window with a northern exposure, 3-5 ft. of a window with an eastern exposure, 4-10 ft. of a window with a western exposure, and 10-18ft. of a window with a southern exposure. A low light area has between 50-150 ft. candles of light. The best low light house plants are: Chinese Evergreen, Dracaena Janet Craig, Peace Lily, Heart leaf Philodendron., missed waterings, and general neglect. This Dracaena, also called a Massangeanna, is especially popular because of its long graceful green leaves that have a yellow and light green stripe running down the center. The leaves of a Corn Plant Dracaena grow out of a central woody stalk much like a real corn stalk. When small Dracaena Corn Plants can sit on a table, but their claim to fame is as a stately cane plant growing up to 10-12 feet tall. Be sure there are at least three canes at staggered heights in the pot when purchasing a Dracaena Corn Plant. This insures that as it matures the Massangeana will always look full and lush.

Dracaena Corn plants are considered by some to be poisonous, especially to dogs and cats. Read more about common houseplants that are poisonous in Don’t Feed Me To Your Cat! A Guide to Poisonous Houseplants