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Dracaena deremenis 'Rikki'

 

Corn plant

Dracaena deremenis 'Rikki' has arching, deep green leaves, each marked with yellow stripes down the center of the leaves. It is a fast-growing plant that reaches heights of 3m. It is suitable for planting outdoors in the warmer climates but will not tolerate temperate climates if winter temperatures fall below 55F.

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plant Features
  • Corn plant likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Corn plant likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Corn plant is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Corn plant likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Corn plant

Latin name

Dracaena deremenis 'Rikki'

type

Perennial

family

Asparagaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Corn plant likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Corn plant is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Soil

    Corn plant likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Corn plant likes very little water

    Very little water

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Corn plant is 0.50meters x 1.10meters 0.50 M 1.10 M

Dracaena deremenis 'Rikki'

Dracaena deremenis 'Rikki' has arching, deep green leaves, each marked with yellow stripes down the center of the leaves. It is a fast-growing plant that reaches heights of 3m. It is suitable for planting outdoors in the warmer climates but will not tolerate temperate climates if winter temperatures fall below 55F.


Planting as a houseplant

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Most well draining potting soil mix types are fine to use. Temperatures from 60°F (15°C) - 75°F (24°C) are ideal. Under 55°F/12°C is going to harm the plant which may become noticeable if the leaves begin curling. Try and avoid the plant being near cold drafts, which will also cause harm. A good mix of sun shine and shade is ideal for this dracaena, but hardly any direct sunlight. Although it grows quicker and better in bright light you'll also find it survives and grows well enough in low light conditions.

 

Propagation

From Early Spring TO Late Summer

These are quite easy to propagate from stem tip cuttings, best done in spring or summer. You can also cut a new or old rosette and re-plant it. After replanting keep the soil moist and mist the leaves which will encourage the plant to grow. A tall plant can be propagated using the air layering method.

 
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