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Dracaena fragrans 'Janet Craig compacta' - Corn Plant

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A fantastic low-maintenance plant that thrives in low to medium light. The beautiful leaves resemble a brushstroke. 

 

Dracaena fragrans                     

drah-SEE-na frAEg-rans

Common Names: Dragon Tree, Corn Plant, Happy Plant, Cornstalk Dracaena, 

Family: Dracaenaceae

Origin: Africa

Growth: Upwards

Light: Low

Foot Candles: 50 - 150

Water: Let dry partially

Humidity: Not required 

Temperature: 16°C - 25°C

Soil: Regular potting mix

Container: Self-watering planter, living wall

Nutrients: 10-10-10 Monthly  

Propagation: Stem cuttings

Interiorscape Use: The many varieties provide uses for any space.

Common Pests: Mealybugs, Aphids, Spider Mites, Scale, Thrips.

Common Issues: Root rot if sitting in water. Cold drafts cause brown tips, full-sun can scorch leaves, too little light can cause stretching. Very susceptible to fluoride in the water.

Comments: Many different shapes, sizes, and colours available with different growth habits. One of the most common houseplants. 

Toxicity: Non-toxic for humans but for pets it will cause vomiting, depression, anorexia, hyper-salivation, and dilated pupils in cats, if large quantities are consumed.