What Is This Houseplant?

I've tried looking up this plant by description with no luck. I'm trying to identify the type so that I know how to care for it. I need help badly for it's a family heirloom of sorts.
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February 11, 20171 found this helpful

This looks like a corn plant to me.

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February 11, 20170 found this helpful

I thought cornplant too. (a type of Dracaena)

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February 11, 20171 found this helpful

This is a Yucca variety. It strongly resembles a corn plant but isn't one.

Here is some care: houseplants-care.blogspot.com/.../yucca-houseplant-care.html
And: www.gardeningknowhow.com/.../growing-yucca-indoors.htm

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February 13, 20170 found this helpful

I think that's what it is! I saw some pics and it looks very close

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February 13, 20170 found this helpful

Thanks for the link. Very helpful!

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February 13, 20171 found this helpful

Yucca and cornplant (dracaena) look and grow very similarly but the leaves are different. Cornplant has broad, flexible leaves, with a lighter colored stripe. Yucca are more rigid and are serrated, with a point on the end.

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The picture you shared looks like a cornplant to me. Mine like indirect bright light but will tolerate lower light than most of my houseplants. If you cut off the top of a plant, the stem will grow two more shoots. And you can still replant the cut top as another new plant.

If your plant is very happy, it might flower. I have had this one for over 15 years and it has flowered only once.

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February 13, 20170 found this helpful

OK thanks for your feedback. This plant has lived over 15 years passed down from my grandma.

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I'm clueless as to how to care for it. It was doing good for a while then suddenly started withering. I figured it's a type of dracaena.

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February 14, 20170 found this helpful

Did you change anything before it started to wither, like move the location or repot it? If not, it could be rootbound and need a bigger pot or to have the roots trimmed back. Also, make sure there are no insects or fungus in the soil and give it some plant fertilizer. They do like to be regularly watered, probably once a week. Mine are pretty hardy and never have needed anything special.

Good luck, maybe someone else will have some ideas.

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February 15, 20170 found this helpful

Hi, yes I moved it from my living room to my bedroom because its really cold where it was. My bedroom is really warm. I water it every Sunday just as my mom used to.

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February 16, 20170 found this helpful

It's probably just in shock from being moved between the two temperatures. I would just keep watering it and it should acclimatize to the warmer room. Removing any dead leaves or parts will put it's energy into the healthy parts.

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Good luck!

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February 16, 20170 found this helpful

OK, thanks....

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May 4, 20170 found this helpful

and their flowers smell soooo good throught the whole house

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February 14, 20170 found this helpful

You say this plant is over 15 years old - nice remembrance item so I know you would like to keep it growing.
What is a mystery to me is the stalk - I have and have had many corn plants / dracaena (many species) but have never seen a stalk like this. But, I still believe it is in the corn plant family.
In my plant growing experience all of my previous Yucca plants had sharper leaves that grew upwards and were not very "limber", but then I have not had all types of Yucca plants.

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I believe these sites will have some information on taking care of your plant: Be sure to check out all of the links on the right side of site:

www.flowershopnetwork.com/.../

www.ourhouseplants.com/.../dracaena-fragrans

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February 15, 20170 found this helpful

Thanks for the feedback. Yes this plant been around a long time! I'm doing my best to keep it alive. Recently lost my mom so I have it now. Never seen anything like it and I've done hours of research trying to find out what it is. The stalks are flimsy and curved. She has little poles and ties to hold it up. The leaves grow up and out. Recently it's leaves been dying and it's getting thinner, so I'm trying to figure out what it needs exactly to properly care for it. It's winter so it's hardly any sunlight for it to get. It's growing new leaves while others are withering. Not sure of that's normal.

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February 17, 20170 found this helpful

Dracaena comes in at least the three colorations in my home - solid green, green edged with creamy yellow mid-line, and alternating light-green and cream. They don't seem to need direct sunlight.

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My three seem to appreciate any special little attention I give them, like wiping down their long leaves if dust accumulates, trimming off brown leaves, misting leaves occasionally with a fine mist, fertilizing, and spending several months outdoors in summer.

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February 19, 20170 found this helpful

I read some of your later comments and I just wanted to add - on a corn plant - it is natural for the bottom leaves to turn yellow and die away and expose more of the brown "stalk".

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February 21, 20170 found this helpful

Ok cool. That's what seems to be happening now. Older leaves are dying off while new leaves are growing in.

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April 16, 20170 found this helpful

What was it?

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April 18, 20170 found this helpful

People seem to think it is a dracaena or corn plant. It also resembles a yucca.

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February 21, 20170 found this helpful

DRACAENA CORN PLANT

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February 21, 20170 found this helpful

Ok thanks. I'll look into those.

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Anonymous
April 29, 20170 found this helpful

looks like lucky bamboo

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July 21, 20170 found this helpful

Looks Like and overgrown Bamboo

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October 20, 20170 found this helpful

Corn plant

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October 31, 20170 found this helpful

It's a dieffenbachia, I have one and just turned it down and put new soil in and put the top in new soil as well to grow extra plants.

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April 11, 20180 found this helpful

Corn plant

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Anonymous
April 21, 20180 found this helpful

This is lucky bamboo i think

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October 10, 20180 found this helpful

It's a variety of draceana.

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October 27, 20180 found this helpful

Possibly a type of corn plant (the houseplant called this, not literal corn)

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