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Dracaena Janet Craig Plant Care
Pictured here is a Dracaena 'Janet Craig' on one of my interior landscape accounts. Janet Craig is a commonly used indoor house plant that some call "Corn Plant". See links below for pictures and care of Dracaena Warneckii and Dracaena Marginata if you are interested in learning about these other Dracaena houseplants.
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A member of the Dracaena family, Janet Craig, or Corn Plant, is one of the more common Dracaena found in homes and interior landscapes. Dracaena 'Janet Craig' is grown in a variety of forms including the tip, bush and cane. This glossy, dark green plant can be anywhere from one foot tall to twenty feet tall, though it is uncommon to find them at that height except in interior landscapes or the jungle.
Other common Dracaena houseplants you are likely to find in your local store are the Marginata, Warneckii and the Massangeana. All of these make great house plants for any home or office and require minimal care.
In the right lighting and with proper watering the Janet Craig is a beautiful easy care house plant. Watering guidelines for Dracaena are below.
With a 10" diameter grow pot or larger, you may need to check the soil with a soil probe or moisture meter before you water. In lower to medium light, let dry down at least 3/4 the depth of the grow pot or growing media. In bright light let the potting media dry down about halfway before watering thoroughly. See pages on watering your indoor plants and lighting for your plants for more information.
Each plant and its environment are unique. Remember this when caring for any of your plants. When watering any indoor plant you need to take into consideration the lighting and local environment in which the plant is placed.
Dracaena Janet Craig is often described as a low light plant. I would never recommend putting any houseplant in very low light unless you have no other option. Any plant in extremely low light will become weak, leggy and unattractive over time. With careful watering practices, Dracaena 'Janet Craig' can be maintained in low lighting.
Dracaena Janet Craig does best in a medium to bright light situation. Keep your Dracaena in bright, filtered light if available. Direct afternoon sun is not recommended but some early morning sun can help keep your Corn plant full and growing.
Leaf tips that are yellow may indicate over watering problems. Pale new growth with dying tips, rotting roots and stems, soggy growing media are all signs that you are over-watering Dracaena 'Janet Craig'. This is not reversible so keep this plant more to the dry side. Please do not take that to extremes either!
Remove lower and inner leaves as they yellow. Brown tips and leaf margins should be trimmed with sharp, clean scissors to the natural leaf shape. It is normal for a new plant to shed some of its old foliage when it is moved to a new and different environment. You can expect this to some degree with any new plant. Given the proper care, it should acclimate and become a beautiful, trouble free plant.
Janet Craig is affected by excessive soluble salts (fertilizers) and flouride, which may be present in your water. Symptoms are yellow blotches on the foliage, brown tips and leaf margins. You can help remedy this by leaching the soil and replacing old soil with fresh growing media every year.
Keep your Janet Craig's foliage clean and initially keep an eye out for insect problems. Mites, mealybug, thrips and scale can sometimes be a problem but a good wash down with soapy water should be sufficient to control these pests. Just make sure you treat as soon as you notice a problem as they can and will damage your plant.
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