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Dracaena fragrans 'Massangeana' (Corn Plant)

Corn Plant 'Massangeana`'


Highly popular, Dracaena fragrans 'Massangeana' (Corn Plant) is a strongly upright, evergreen shrub with a stout tan stem topped by a rosette of long, sword-shaped leaves. Narrow and arching, the shiny leaves are striped with golden-yellow down their center. The plant tends to drop its lower leaves, exposing its stem as it ages. Colorful, this succulent shrub is commonly used as a house plant as it tolerates interior conditions very well. It is also listed by NASA as an excellent plant for removing harmful chemicals from the air. Easy to grow, it is a wonderful plant to brighten up the home.

  • Winner of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society
  • Grows up to 10-15 ft. tall (300-450 cm) and 3-4 ft. wide (90-120 cm).
  • Easily grown in organically rich, well-drained soils in part shade. Indoors, grow in loam-based potting compost in full light and shade from hot sun and with moderate humidity. Keep soils uniformly moist during the growing season, but reduce watering from fall to late winter. Apply a balanced liquid fertilizer monthly from spring to fall. Drought tolerant.
  • Tolerates a wide range of indoor temperatures, but is best grown in temperatures of 60-75ºF (15-24ºC).
  • Great for containers or Mediterranean gardens.
  • Disease resistant, Corn Plant is susceptible to scale, mealybugs, and thrips.
  • Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings or leafless stem sections in spring with bottom heat.

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Requirements

Hardiness 10 – 12
Heat Zones 1 – 12
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Dracaena
Exposure Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 10' – 15' (3m – 4.5m)
Spread 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spacing 36" – 48" (90cm – 120cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought
Garden Uses Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Mediterranean Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 10 – 12
Heat Zones 1 – 12
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Dracaena
Exposure Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 10' – 15' (3m – 4.5m)
Spread 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spacing 36" – 48" (90cm – 120cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought
Garden Uses Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Mediterranean Garden

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