I just acquired an 11-ft corn plant from an owner that could no longer care for it. She said she gave it 2 cups of water on Sundays and Wednesdays. I have followed that schedule but am getting a couple of yellowed leaves and some shriveled black ones. What am I doing wrong?


It is possible that the plant is just acclimating to it’s new environment, loosing a few leaves is not uncommon after a move. I would reccomend getting a soil probe to check the moisture level through the pot for this plant prior to watering it. It may not be responding the same way it had with the previous owner as there may be differences in light, temperature, and airflow. Unless the soil probe tells you something different about the soils moisture, you may want to consider giving more water less frequently.

Updated on March 8, 2018

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Caring for Mass Cane (Corn Plant, Dracaena Massangeana)
By thoughthole