Dracaena Fragrans Stalk Growth

by Tyler
(Colorado )

My question is about how do Dracaena Fragrans grow. Will they just grow from the shoots? Or will the stalk part grow as well, even though they've been cut when I purchased them?

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Dracaena Fragrans Growth Pattern
by: Batya

The Dracaena Fragrans, also known as the Corn Plant, is very common as an indoor plant. It helps keep your home's air clean and looks majestic.

A slow grower, over time it will lose its bottom leaves. Just clear them away as needed.

The plant can be propagated through rooting tip cuttings. You can also root the mature canes (stems) or use an air layering approach.

To keep your Dracaena Fragrans in the best health, remember to wipe the dust off the leaves with a damp cloth or soft towel. It's rare that it will get pests, but check now and then for mealy bugs and scale disease.

The Corn Plant prefers indirect light, but lots of it. In fall and late winter you can cut back a bit on your watering schedule -- as always, watch the plant and soil for signs of thirst. If you're over-watering or under-watering, the leaf edges will start turning brown.

All in all, the Dracaena Fragrans is a popular and excellent choice for the indoor gardener. With just a little care and attention it offers not just beauty but helps your health, as well.

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