Written by Maggie
Dec 16 2021
The Corn plant, originally grown in tropical Africa, has become a popular decoration plant around the world: it can be found at work, in entertainment venues, and in people's homes. Its large oily green leaves, growing in distinct layers, give a sense of vitality, of course, this is only if the premise of proper care can be seen. What I want to share with you today is how to grow and care for the fragrant corn plant.
|Botanical/Scientific Name||Dracaena Fragrans|
|Common Name||Corn plant|
|Origin||Mexico by native peoples|
|Light Care||Best in light shade or indirect or filtered sunlight|
|Soil Care||Soil should be kept consistently moist,|
|Temperature Care||75 to 80 degrees F and 65 to 70 degrees F during the night|
|Humidity Care||Between 40 to 50 percent|
|Watering||Watered once every one to two weeks|
|Pruning Care||Trim off green branches or shoots|
|Fertilizer Care||Balanced (20-20-20) liquid fertilizer monthly|
|Toxic||Toxic to dogs and cats|
|Flower Color||Pink colored buds into masses of white flowers|
Corn plant is one of the best trees for pots
If you want to make your Corn plant grow better, you should try to choose the soil suitable for it to grow. When caring for corn plant, it is best to use loose, fertile sandy loam soil. The drainage of the soil is also not good, and can prevent root rot due to water. Ir can be mixed with peat soil, river sand preparation use, can add the right amount of bone meal.
Corn plant drought resistance is strong. When we grow and care for corn plants, watering should not be too much, keep the pot soil semi-dry and semi-wet state the best, and can be watered once every 7 days or so. Low temperature to control watering, so as not to occur root rot phenomenon. In addition, the northern climate is dry, you can use the way of spraying water to the foliage to increase the environmental humidity.
Corn plant like light. When growing a corn plant, let it receive more light in spring and autumn and winter, but in summer, we must avoid exposure to the sun. Otherwise the color and lustre of the leaf can become pale, even the phenomenon of yellow leaf.
When we grow and care for corn plant, to create a warm environment for the plants to grow, try to adjust the temperature to the appropriate range, generally between 20 and 25 degrees Celsius is the best. The temperature of winter is not too low, otherwise it will be possible to produce frostbite, the breeding temperature in winter is best maintained at more than 10℃.
Potted Corn plant should be controlled fertilization, seedlings can be used for 15 days or so; Corn plant can be applied about 60 days of slow - effect fertilizer once. When caring for corn plant, fertilizing potted Corn plants is done with thin fertilizer to make the plant more ornamental. In addition, when the temperature is low in winter, fertilization should be stopped.
In potted Corn plant, we should pay attention to pruning the aging leaves at the lower part of the plant in order to maintain its beauty. Turn the pot and change the soil once a year for the young Corn plant. Turn the pot and change the soil once a year or two for the molded Corn plant. It is better to replace Corn plant in early spring. When replacing Corn plant, part of the permanent soil should be removed, and part of the old and injured roots should be thinned appropriately.
Corn Plant - one of the best indoor trees
Corn plant propagation from cutting is dominant. According to the thickness of materials, it can be divided into thin branch cutting and column cutting. Corn plant can also spread in high-altitude areas. Corn plant branch cutting: usually combined with pruning, the cuttings are cut into about 10cm stem segments and directly inserted into the matrix. If the base of the cuttings is treated with growth hormone, the roots can be taken early. When the temperature is maintained at 25 ~ 30 ℃ and the environment is wet, the new roots can germinate within about 1 month. Corn plant columnar cutting: it refers to cutting tree segments with stem diameter of 6-10cm or even 10cm or more, sawing the length of cuttings as needed, waxing the incision at the upper end of cuttings, and disinfecting the lower end and rod. Finally, cut into clean river sand, keep it moist, cover 45% ~ 75% of sunshine, and sprout and take root after 4-5 weeks.
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