Corn Plant (Dracaena fragrans 'Carmen')

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Growing Zone: 10-11
Growing Zone: 10-11 Outdoors

Plant Specifications

Plant Name Dracaena fragrans 'Carmen', also known as the Corn Plant or Dragon Tree
Mature Height 5-6 feet
Mature Width 2-3 feet
Spacing 3-4 feet apart
Sunlight Partial Sun/Shade
Temperature Tolerance 65-75°F
Watering Needs Low (Once a week)
Growth Rate 10 inches/year
Difficulty Level Easy
Grows Well Indoors Yes, with indirect sunlight
Flowering Time Spring to Early Summer
Origin Native to South America

Introducing the enchanting Dracaena fragrans 'Carmen', often referred to as the Corn Plant or Dragon Tree. This variety of Dracaena is celebrated for its lush, sword-like green leaves with red edges, bringing an exotic touch to both homes and offices.


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How to Grow

The 'Carmen' thrives in bright, indirect light but can adapt to lower light conditions, making it versatile for different spaces. It prefers a well-draining potting mix and is best grown in containers that facilitate drainage. While it enjoys warmth, it's adaptable and can be grown in USDA zones 10-12.

Care Tips

Water the Corn Plant when the top layer of soil begins to dry, avoiding over-watering. It's drought-tolerant once established. For indoor plants, it's advisable to maintain humidity levels, either by misting or placing the plant on a humidity tray, to prevent leaf tips from browning.


With its upright growth habit and striking foliage, Dracaena fragrans 'Carmen' serves as a perfect statement plant for living rooms, hallways, or office spaces. Its air-purifying qualities also make it a popular choice for improving indoor air quality.

Planting Tips

If repotting, choose a container slightly larger than its current one. Mix perlite or sand with potting soil to boost drainage. Place the plant in a location free from direct, scorching sunlight to prevent leaf burn.


Regularly wipe the leaves with a damp cloth to remove dust and maintain its glossy appearance. Prune away any old or yellowing leaves to keep the plant looking vibrant and to stimulate new growth.

Pests and Diseases

Be vigilant for pests such as spider mites, mealybugs, or scale. These can be treated with insecticidal soaps or neem oil. Ensure the plant isn't sitting in water and has good air circulation to minimize the risk of root rot or fungal diseases.

Note: While beautiful, Dracaena fragrans 'Carmen' can be toxic to pets when ingested. It's advisable to place it out of reach if you have curious pets at home.



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