The Dracaena plant, a slow-growing member of the Dracaena family, is native to southeast Africa. It is often referred to as Dracaena fragrans or Dracaena deremensis.
How to Care
Light: Try to locate this plant near a window with filtered sun. Too little light will result in leaves losing their stripes, and could cause the plant's growth to become stunted.
Water: Keeping it too dry, however, will result in brown leaf tips. The plants are sensitive to fluoride, which can kill the plant or stunt its growth; distilled water is best for watering these plants.
Temperature and Humidity: Keep above 55 degrees Fahrenheit if possible. They do best in the mid-70s, and, they prefer at least 40 percent humidity, approaching the conditions of tropical Africa, the plant's native range.
Soil: Loose, well-drained potting soil mix is the best option for growing this plant. The roots don't like to be soaked in water.
Fertilizer: With corn plants, fertilize lightly since the plants store nutrients in their canes. Use calcium supplements (chelated calcium or even gypsum) to prevent leaf-tip burn)