Dracaena fragrans 'Massangeana'
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.
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 blooms.
Note: Corn plant is poisonous; keep it away from curious children or pets that may nibble the foliage.
Above 50°F (10°C)
Keep soil moist; corn plant doesn't want to sit in standing water
To 10 feet tall and 3 feet wide
Corn plant is not intended for human or animal consumption.
Fertilize every month
Windows, bright dining and living areas
For aspiring gardeners who tend to forget to water foliage regularly, corn plant does extremely well under drought and dry soil conditions, and tolerates a variety of climate conditions well.