About Corn Plants
These plants do not require much maintenance and can thrive in bright, indirect light, or low light conditions, making them a good choice for homes or offices with limited natural light.
Decorative corn plants are a beautiful and low-maintenance way to bring a touch of green into your home, improving air quality and lifting your mood.
It is known for its tall, upright leaves that resemble corn stalks, hence the common name "corn plant." These plants are typically grown as ornamental houseplants and are not the same as the cereal crop corn (Zea mays).
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has studied the ability of various plants, including corn plants (Dracaena fragrans), to remove harmful pollutants from indoor air.
The botanical name for the corn plant houseplant is Dracaena fragrans, commonly known as "corn plant." The Dracaena corn plant is a species of flowering plant in the family Asparagaceae.
The corn plant is a broadleaf evergreen shrub or tree. Broadleaf evergreens have wide, flat leaves that remain green year-round.
The corn plant is native to tropical Africa.
Decorative corn plants typically have long, narrow leaves that grow in a fan-like arrangement. The leaves can be green, variegated, or striped, adding an attractive element to any room.
Types Of Corn Plant
Several cultivars of Dracaena fragrans are commonly grown as indoor ornamental plants, including:
Dracaena fragrans 'Massangeana' - This cultivar has green and yellow striped leaves and is commonly known as the "Corn Plant."
Dracaena fragrans 'Lemon Lime' - This cultivar has green and yellow variegated leaves, giving it a vibrant appearance.
Dracaena fragrans 'Janet Craig' - This cultivar has solid green leaves and is one of the most common types of the corn plant.
Dracaena fragrans 'Warneckii' - This cultivar has green leaves with a white margin and is often used as a tabletop or desk plant.
Corn Plant Styling
There are several ways to style the corn plant to create a visually appealing and attractive indoor display. Here are some tips and suggestions:
Choose a pot that is proportional to the size of the plant. A larger pot will allow the plant to grow taller and bushier, while a smaller one will keep it more compact and manageable.
Corn plants can be trained to grow as a single stem, giving them a more tree-like appearance. Alternatively, they can be kept bushy and compact by regularly pruning the top of the plant.