Mass Cane Corn Plant

6" Mass cane corn plant
Corn Cane Plant/ Mass Cane Plant

The dracaena massangeana (nickname corn plant), like all dracaenas, is tolerant of lower light, missed waterings, and general neglect.

A dracaena massangeana, also called a dracaena corn plant, can tolerate low light but grows faster and produces larger leaves in medium to bright indirect light. Unlike the low-light dracaena janet craig with its dark green leaves, the pale yellow center stripe in the leaves of a dracaena corn plant requires better light.

Like all dracaenas, allow the top 50-75% of the soil to dry out before watering. This plant survives under-watering but quickly dies from over-watering. If your water contains fluoride or chlorine, allow it sit out over-night before using it so the chemicals can dissipate. High concentrations of fluoride damage the leaves of dracaenas and cause brown leaf tips. Never use water that has passed through a softener. It is too salty and causes leaf damage.

Corn plant dracaenas do well in temperatures between 65°-80°F (18°-26.5°C).

A corn plant dracaena prefers high humidity, but does well in regular household humidity.

On rare occasions, a corn plant dracaena develops large, heavily scented flowers. I recommend cutting the flowers off as soon as they appear. As long as the flowers remain, new leaves do not develop and the elegant shape of plant is altered. The flowers also drip messy sap on floors and furniture.

Mealy Bugs and spider mites can be a problem. Keeping the large leaves of a corn plant dracaena clean and dust free helps prevent insect infestations. .

All types of dracaena plants like to be root-bound in small pots.