Dracaena fragrans Massangeana, Dracaena ‘Corn plant’
Meet Dracaena Fragrans Massangeana, often known as the Corn Plant, a gorgeous indoor foliage plant with a rich appearance. “Dracaena” hints at its dragon-like resin, while “fragrans” refers to its delightful fragrance. “Massangeana” honors Henry Massange, a botanical enthusiast who contributed to its cultivation.Originating from tropical regions in West Africa, the Corn Plant feels at home in warm and humid environments. Its lush appearance brings a touch of the tropics to any indoor space.Beyond its aesthetic appeal, this plant boasts air-purifying properties, enhancing indoor air quality. Its ability to remove toxins from the air adds to its allure, making it both visually pleasing and beneficial for your well-being.
- Light Requirements: Place your Dracaena fragrans Massangeana in bright, indirect light. Avoid direct sunlight, as it can scorch the leaves. It can also tolerate lower light conditions, but its growth may be slower.
- Watering: Allow the top inch of the soil to dry before watering. Overwatering can lead to root rot, so ensure proper drainage. Water less during the winter months when the plant’s growth slows down.
- Humidity: Dracaena fragrans Massangeana appreciates higher humidity levels. You can mist the leaves occasionally or place a tray of water near the plant to increase humidity.
- Soil: Use well-draining, slightly acidic potting soil. A mixture of peat, perlite, and sand works well. Repot every 2-3 years or when the plant becomes root-bound.
- Fertilization: Feed with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted to half strength during the growing season (spring and summer) every 4-6 weeks. Reduce fertilizing in the winter months.