Dracaena deremensis Plant Care and Instruction
Outdoors, these plants like filtered sunlight. Direct sun, especially hot afternoon sun, can burn the leaves and cause the plant to wilt. Indoors, place your plant near a window where it can get bright, indirect light. While these plants can tolerate somewhat shady conditions, too little light can cause the leaves to lose their bright colors and not grow in size to their fullest potential. An organically rich, loose soil is ideal for corn plants. The soil must have good drainage, as the roots are prone to rot in soggy soil. A quality commercial potting mix is generally fine for container plants. These plants aren’t heavy feeders. Use a liquid houseplant fertilizer monthly during the spring and summer, following label instructions. No fertilization is necessary for the fall and winter. Water regularly throughout the growing season (spring to fall) to keep the soil evenly moist. In the winter you can back off on watering a little bit. But don’t ever allow the soil to dry out completely. If you stick your finger in the soil and feel it’s dry, then it’s time to water.
Light – Partial
Place – Indoors or Outdoors
Water – Loamy, moist, well-drained
Fertilizer – No fertilization is necessary for the fall and winter.
Temperature – 60 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit.
Tiny yellow flowers will bloom periodically, but flowers on indoor plants are rather rare. Spring is the best time for planting, though you can typically pot a nursery plant indoors at any time of year.