Corn Plant Care

Discussion in 'Indoor and Greenhouse Plants' started by Brandy Green, Apr 20, 2020.

  1. Brandy Green

    Brandy Green New Member

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    My very tall Corn Plant has started producing near its base instead of from the top. Is this okay to leave as is, or what should I do? This is an indoor plant for me

    Thanks for the advice,
    ~ Brandy
     

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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    It's ok! How high is the top. Is there nothing up there? You could cut that to be closer to the new growth if you want. I would leave several inches (this statement is really based on nothing, is just something that seems reasonable to me - maybe it would want to put out more new shoots, so should have some room to do that).
     
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    Junglekeeper Esteemed Contributor 10 Years

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    The top of the plant died off, forcing it to channel its energy elsewhere. You need to consider why that happened so that the new growth will not be for naught.
     
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    vitog Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Cut the main stalk back a few inches at a time, checking for discoloration of the interior. Keep cutting lower at least until you reach healthy wood.
     

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