Four dracanea marginata indoor plants in flowerpots

How to Propagate Corn Plant?

Have you ever looked at your corn plant and thought, “Wouldn’t it be amazing if I could have more of these beauties”? Well, get ready to embark on a plant-growing adventure because we’re about to dive into the world of corn plant propagation – a way to turn one stunning plant into a whole family of green goodness!

American Plant Exchange Live Dracaena Massangeana Corn Plant, Dracaena Fragrans Plant, Plant Pot for Home and Garden Decor, 10″ Pot
  • Dracaena Massangeana Plant Pot: Dracaena Massangeana, a beautiful house plant, features long, yellow and light green striped green leaves and has a graceful appearance. The leaves grow out of a central woody stalk, much like a real corn stalk.
  • Indoor Plants: Dracaena Massangeana plants are also known as Dracaena Fragrans plants as well as corn plants. The USDA hardiness zone for outdoor planting is 10–11.
  • Easy Maintenance: Dracaena Massangeana plants are easy to care for; they thrive in fluorescent to bright, indirect light, with the ideal temperature being 65–75° F. A heat pack is included with each plant if your region experiences cold weather.
  • Home and Garden Decor: Our Dracaena Massangeana plant pot is perfect for windowsills, countertops, desks, and tables in your home or garden. The plant, which can grow up to 15′ tall at full height, is also a great gift option for friends and family.
  • Health Benefits: Live plants purify the air in their surroundings and thus enable you to inhale clean, fresh air while also helping to boost mood levels. The plant is toxic to both humans and pets if ingested.

Corn Plant Propagation

Plant Parenthood: Imagine being a plant parent and watching your beloved corn plant give birth to new baby plants. That’s what propagation is all about – creating new plants from the parent plant.

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Magic of Multiplication: Picture your corn plant as a green magician, using its own leafy magic to create tiny clones. With a little know-how, you can take a cutting from your corn plant and coax it into growing into a whole new plant.

So, if you’re ready to become a plant magician and witness the wonder of plant reproduction, you’re in the right place. Get ready to learn the steps to propagate your corn plant and watch your plant family grow before your eyes!

Gathering Your Materials

Plant Parent: Imagine your corn plant as the star of the show – the parent plant that’s about to become a proud plant parent itself.

Snip, Snip: Picture yourself with a pair of sharp scissors or pruning shears, ready to make clean cuts and give your cuttings the best chance to grow.

Cozy Homes: Think of containers as cozy homes for your new cuttings. Grab a clean container that’s just the right size for your soon-to-be baby plants.

Potting Mix Magic: Imagine potting mix as the secret potion that will help your cuttings thrive. Make sure it’s well-draining and friendly to baby roots.

Miracle-Gro Potting Mix, Potting Soil for Indoor and Outdoor Container Plants, Enriched with Plant Food, 2 cu. ft. (2-Pack)
  • Grows Plants Twice as Big vs. unfed plants
  • Feeds up to 6 months
  • More blooms for more color vs. unfed plants
  • For indoor and outdoor container plants
  • For use in containers

Taking Cuttings

Get ready to become a plant surgeon – it’s time to take those cuttings and start your propagation journey!

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Choosing Wisely: Imagine your corn plant stems as brave adventurers, and you’re selecting the bravest and healthiest to become your cuttings.

Clean Cuts: Picture yourself making careful, clean cuts just below a leaf node. It’s like giving your cutting a fresh start and a chance to grow new roots.

Leafy Love: Think of your cuttings as leafy superheroes. Remove any excess leaves, leaving a few at the top to help your cutting grow strong and tall.

With your materials in hand and your cuttings ready to go, you’re all set to take the first steps in turning your corn plant into a whole plant family. Get ready to witness the magic of new growth and see your green thumb in action!

Rooting the Cuttings

Water Wonderland: Imagine your cuttings taking a dip in a glass of water. It’s like they’re on a relaxing vacation, letting their roots stretch out and explore.

Potting Mix Party: Picture your cuttings getting cozy in a pot filled with potting mix. This is where the real root party happens – they’ll start growing their own underground network.

Moisture Marvel: Think of your potting mix as a moisture superhero. Keep it slightly damp, like a sponge that’s not too soggy but not too dry, to give those baby roots the perfect home.

Transplanting the New Plants

Potting Plan: Imagine your cuttings getting a VIP seat in their very own pots. Make sure the pots are just the right size – not too big, not too small – for their growing roots.

Comfy Soil: Picture your potting mix as a fluffy cloud, cradling your cuttings’ roots and giving them room to spread and explore.

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Water Cheers: Think of watering your new plants as giving them a big, refreshing drink. Make sure the water reaches their roots and makes them feel right at home.

With your cuttings happily rooting and settling into their new pots, you’re well on your way to becoming a plant propagation pro. You’re not just growing plants – you’re growing a plant family that will bring green joy to your space. Keep up the good work, and get ready for your home to turn into a corn plant haven!

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  • A LITTLE GOES A LONG WAY – All you need is 2 drops in 1 gallon of water. Water your plants with the solution every 2 weeks. Drench the soil or spray on leaves. Apply as needed based on plant appearance but always apply along with fertilizer. The bottles need to have the dropper opened by piercing the dropper tip before use. It was put there to prevent leakages caused by pressure changes from shipping. Shake vigorously before use.
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Caring for Your Propagated Corn Plants

Watering Wisdom: Imagine your propagated corn plants enjoying a drink of water, like a refreshing splash on a hot day. Keep the soil evenly moist, but remember – soggy feet aren’t their style!

Sunshine Dance: Picture your little green wonders basking in sunlight, their leaves soaking up those rays like a cozy afternoon nap. Place them in a spot where they can get bright, indirect light.

Temperature Hugs: Think of the temperature as a warm hug for your plants. Keep them away from chilly drafts and extreme heat, making sure they stay comfy and cozy.

Leafy Love: Imagine checking in on your plants, talking to them, and giving them an encouraging pep talk. Your attention and care are like plant magic that makes them feel happy and loved.


And there you have it, plant champions – you’ve unlocked the secrets of corn plant propagation and brought new green life into your space! From taking cuttings to nurturing new roots and watching your baby plants grow, you’ve proven that you’re a true plant parent.

As you continue to care for your propagated corn plants, remember that every bit of effort you put in will be rewarded with lush, vibrant foliage and a sense of accomplishment. Your indoor garden is now filled with the beauty of your hard work and dedication.

So keep watering, keep cheering on your plants, and keep enjoying the journey of growth. Your home has become a little jungle of joy, and your propagated corn plants are the stars of the show.

About the author

Victoria Nelson

Victoria Nelson is a passionate gardener with over a decade of experience in horticulture and sustainable gardening practices. With a degree in Horticulture, she has a deep understanding of plants, garden design, and eco-friendly gardening techniques. Victoria aims to inspire and educate gardeners of all skill levels through her engaging articles, offering practical advice drawn from her own experiences. She believes in creating beautiful, biodiverse gardens that support local wildlife. When not writing or gardening, Victoria enjoys exploring new gardens and connecting with the gardening community. Her enthusiasm for gardening is infectious, making her a cherished source of knowledge and inspiration.

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