The corn plant is an oldie but goodie in the houseplant industry.
Corn plants grow fairly slowly from one or more thick canes (stems) that produce long, narrow leaves (like those of corn) toward the top. This gives them a similar appearance to a palm tree, which is why they’re sometimes referred to as “false palms.” They make good houseplants because they are tall and narrow.
- In terms of lighting, the ideal location for this plant indoors is near a window with filtered sunlight. Too little light will result in the leaves losing their stripes, and it can cause the plant's growth to become stunted.
- Keep the soil evenly moist but not soggy during the growing season (spring to fall), and then reduce watering in the late fall to winter. However, the soil should never be allowed to dry out fully. Soil that is too dry can cause brown leaf tips on the plant.