name: Corn stalk plant
Latin name: Dracaena fragrans 'massangeana'
to: Man made cross
Growth habit: A columnar tree like plant generally
12" to 30" wider than it's container depending on
height. Specimen plants can reach 15 to 20 feet in height after
many years of growth.
Flowers: Yes, when chilled. Flowers are not pretty and
should be removed.
Temps: Normal indoor temps
Humidity: No special levels required.
Pests: Not really effected
by many pests. Watch for Mealy Bug or Spider mites.
information: This beautiful specimen was imported from
Hawaii. They are grown in a lava rock type soil... which makes them
a bit more difficult to water because you can't poke your fingers
into the soil to check moisture content. Some folks water by the color of the substrate.
When the top has turned light in color... the plant needs water.
If the soil is dark... it's still plenty moist. Feed very
sparingly. Keep from cold drafts.