Posted by I. Bloom on March 18, 2003 at 09:36:11:
In Reply to: Re: Corn plant (Dracaena Massangeana) problems posted by Newt on March 17, 2003 at 23:09:38:
Thank you SO much for your detailed reply!
Regarding the pot, part of the problem is that this plant was in a sort of gift basket that was definitely not designed for long-term use. I went to a nursery to buy the pot, and this was the size they recommended. The pot does appear to be a 12" pot, and the plant is about 20" tall ABOVE the soil; there are a few inches of height below the soil level, too, since I worried when potting it that it would tip over from its own weight. The plant is so tall that my non-plant expert instincts feel odd putting it in a pot that is only 8" tall, but of course, I am a rank amateur when it comes to plants.
I will start watering more often and see how it goes. I will also add just a little milk to the water.
Thank you so much for all your suggestions!