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What is This Plant? (Dracaena Fragrans)

Dracaena Fragrans is a flowering plant species that grows natively in tropical regions of Africa and is a common houseplant elsewhere. This page is about identifying and caring for a Dracaena Fragrans.


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November 28, 2008

I received this plant 4 months ago, and the tips of the leaves are turning brown. I thought it was over watered so I stopped watering it and it still is losing the ends of the leaves. I am not sure what kind of plant this is, it has a cane type base. Thanks for everyones help.

Laverne from Omak, WA


November 28, 20080 found this helpful

This is a corn plant.I have several of them and the biggest one is over 6 feet tall! They can get real big. I don't know what I'm going to do if it continues to grow!


They are pretty hardy but they do loose leaves once in awhile. Make sure it gets some sunlight but not direct. Good luck with it.

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By Souix, Greenbrier, Arkansas (Guest Post)
December 1, 20080 found this helpful

I think this is called a (Cane Corn Plant or Dracaena Fragans) here is a link to see the picture & a link to see the care of this Plant... My daughter has one.. When.the leaf tips go brown it's from underwatering it .. hope this helps""""

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December 1, 20080 found this helpful

I am not positive of the name but I had one that was the size of a small tree years ago and think it's official name is Dracena.

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December 1, 20080 found this helpful

They originated in the tropics, so providing an area of high humidity or misting might help keep the tips on the leaves.

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December 2, 20080 found this helpful

It does look like a corn plant. I'm not sure how to care for it, though I did have one once and it was not in direct light. I put it on the porch in the summer and it got wind-burned. We moved shortly after and left it.


They do have the most wonderfully delicious-smelling flowers though.

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December 2, 20080 found this helpful

It looks like a Yucca. Check in out on the web.

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By LuLU, Chicago, IL (Guest Post)
December 2, 20080 found this helpful

It is a corn plant. Rule of thumb with any plant is, yellow leaves, too much water or not enough light, brown edges, not enough water. Indirect light would be best for your corn plant, or a north window.

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February 25, 2007

Here's another plant I was hoping to get identified.

Hardiness Zone: 5a

Sharon from Missouri


February 26, 20070 found this helpful

I believe it is a dracaena

I did a search on google and found a lot of links, then I went to the image portion and I think I see a plant like yours.


Hope this helps.

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By rosa (Guest Post)
February 28, 20070 found this helpful

DRACINA , related to corn plant

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March 1, 20070 found this helpful

I have the same plant but mine is all green but it is a Dracaena Marginata.

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By Katherine (Guest Post)
March 2, 20070 found this helpful

This plant is a dracaena, also known as ribbon plant.
If there is any leaf loss in the upper portion of the plant the top can be removed and rooted to form a new plant.

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By Linne Dodds (Guest Post)
June 4, 20070 found this helpful

It's also called an Amazon Sword plant when you buy it for a Fish tank. It grows under water quite nicely .& then if you want you can take it out of the water & grow it in a planter , It grows quite nicely in either place .


Thank you for reminding me of it .

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August 15, 2014

I need to know the name of this plant. How much water does it need?

By Trimzh

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