The Dracaena Massangeana plant, also known as the corn plant, is made up of shiny green leaves that have a yellow streak running down the center of the leaves. Most Dracaena Massangeana are grown indoors in pots and are relatively low-maintenance plants.
This plant as requires medium light but cannot tolerate direct sunlight. While these plants will grow in low light, they will not grow as well.
Dracaena's can be senesitive to too much flouride. Because tap water contains fluoride that can be harmful to Dracaenas, you may want to use rainwater or water that has gone through the process of reverse-osmosis to remove it. Water the Dracaena Massangeana with fluoride-free water once per week until the soil is soaked but not sopping wet. Watering too frequently can lead to root rot.
Use room-temperature or warm water as cold water can damage these sensitive tropical plants. Mist your corn plant once a day with a spray bottle that has been filled with filtered water; corn plants require a humid environment because they are tropical.
The Dracaena can be toxic to both cats and dogs if eaten.
Dracaena's are one of the most effective houseplants for air purification. They help remove formaldehyde, benzene, trichloroethylene and carbon dioxide.
A single Dracaena Massangeana in a 15cm plastic nursery pot.