Corn Plant (Dracaena fragrans 'Massangeana')

Corn Plant Plant Features

Corn plant, also sometimes called mass cane, is exceptionally easy to grow, making it one of the best houseplants for beginners. Corn plant bears a thick woody trunk topped by clusters of strappy dark green leaves highlighted by a lime-green stripe down the center. Corn plant's attractive appearance makes it an excellent choice for a wide range of decor styles, from country and rustic to modern and contemporary.

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Note: Corn plant is poisonous; keep it away from curious children or pets that may nibble the foliage.

Corn Plant Growing Instructions

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. Allow the top inch or so of the soil to dry between waterings; you'll probably find the plant needs more frequent watering in spring and summer than it does fall and winter. If the leaves develop brown tips or edges, boost humidity by grouping it with other houseplants. 

In situations where it's extremely happy, corn plant will bloom, producing clusters of fragrant, creamy-white flowers. However, it doesn't bloom in most homes because it prefers more light to bear its small flowers. 

Fertilize corn plant with any general-purpose fertilizer made for houseplants. Follow the directions on the package to know how much fertilizer to use. You can fertilize as often as the package recommends or as little as every six months, depending on how fast you want your corn plant to grow. 

While it's one of the best houseplants, corn plant is not intended for human or animal consumption. 
  • Water

    Medium water needs

  • Light

    Indoors: High light

    Indoors: Low light

    Indoors: Medium light

  • Colors


  • Special Features

    Purifies the air

    Super-easy to grow

Our favorite varieties

Sol Cane Corn Plant

Sol Cane Corn Plant

Dracaena 'Sol Cane'

This fun selection features green leaves striped playfully in creamy yellow.

Golden Heart Corn Plant

Golden Heart Corn Plant

Dracaena 'Golden Heart'

Golden Heart corn plant is a newer variety from Costa Farms that offers extra thick and durable variegated leaves. It grows to 6 feet tall or more indoors.