Corn plant dying( Ways to save the dying plants) - TasteCatcher
Corn plant dying

Corn plant dying( Ways to save the dying plants)

Corn plant dying, only stalk is remaining. This should be taken seriously.

Whenever you bring any plant into your home, many wishes and excitement get attached to that plant. You imagine that this plant will bring to your home beauty and freshness to your eyes. Indeed, plants are precious to those who love them.

But when your plants (i.e Corn) begin to grow down, foliage that provides you goodness to feel is now turning yellow a brown. The plant smells that gave you elegance and loveliness at one time, but now becoming pungent.

Yes, it is a point to be worried. But don’t be a worry. You are in quite the right place. In this article, We’d know all the possible solutions and reasons

All these things are going to be briefly discussed in this giver article. In the end, we’d be able to save our precious and beloved plant And bring back its charm and elegance.

 What are Corn plants?

If anyone doesn’t know about the corn plants then it will be useful to first have a look at this plant. What are their benefits and why should they be grown in your home or your garden?

Scientific name: Dracaena fragrance.

kingdom: Plantea.

Family: Asparagaceae

It is a shrub from frost-free tropical climates known as an indoor plant and grown mostly in the U.S states. It is called a corn plant due to its resemblance to the tall stem of a corn plant.

The most important specialty of Corn plat is that they can tolerate neglect and fastly indoor growing plant. Just like other plants, the Corn plant is also good for indoor growing. These plants are considered good for removing poisonous gases from the home such as Formaldehyde, toluene, ammonia, and xylene.

These plants when grown outside the home can grow up to 2- 10 feet tall. But when grown inside the home, grow up to 4 -6 feet tall.

Care needed by Corn plant.

Some specific care is needed for Corn plants but they are naturally tolerant to neglect and are versatile growing plants. But sometimes some adverse situations and conditions can cause these plants to die. To know how to save the corn plants, let’s know the type of care needed by these plants so that you will be able to know the cause of illness in Corn plants.

Following is the care that is needed by not only a corn plant but also most plants require these things for their survival.

  • Temperature

  • Sun Light

  • Water

  • Humidity

  • Fertilizers

  • Pot and soil

All these are essential for a plant to grow properly. Most plants need sunlight oxygen, carbon dioxide, and water for synthesizing their food. Without food, not only humans cannot survive but also the plants begin to die. Try to provide the plants with their essentials, they give back charm and freshness.

What type of care and essentials do Corn plants reuire?  we will talk about them briefly and in the end, you will be able to save your plant.


Corn plants are warm seasons crops. They require a warm temperature for their growth. If the warmth is below the required range, then it will result in retarded growth, and the plant will grow slowly in germination and seeding time. But if the temperature is exceeding the range then it also stops the plant growth. The plant began to shorter in size and leaving less area for photosynthesis hence resulting in stopping growth.

Normally, the corn plant grew properly and happily at a temperature of  60- 90°F. This is the maximum temperature range that is necessary for growth. Corn plants can grow at a minimum temperature of 50°F.


Not only for Corn plants, but sunlight is also necessary for all indoor as well as outdoor growing plants. Sunlight is an essential component for plant photosynthesis through which plants manufacture their food. 

Sunlight is essential for corn plants in carbohydrate production,  to make grain production. Exposure of Corn plants to direct sunlight for a long time can result in plant burning.

Medium-light exposure such as placing the Corn plant near a window is the best optimum condition for corn as they will receive filtered light.

But too small-time exposure or little exposure can also be dangerous for plants. The foliage will begin to turn brown at the tips.


This is the most essential nutrient for growth and seedling. Water contains essentials minerals and nutrients. Watering plants make them rich in nutrients and minerals.

It serves as a transportation medium between different parts of plants. All the essential nutrients and minerals are provided to plants by the means of water.

In the case of Corn plants, the daily supply of water is up to 0.15- 0.20 inches per day.

Corn plants require 1 inch of water per week during germination and seedling time. Water shortage during this period can result in retard growth and eras of missing the kernels in the Corn plant. Don’t skip watering your Corn plants regularly.


Humidity is the amount of water vapors in the air.

Corn plants require a humid level of 50 – 60%. If growing corn plants in humidity below then this level will result in stunt growth.

If the humidity level at your home is not suitable for Corn plants then you can buy a humidifier for your plants. This machine helps to raise the humidity of a place

Another way to raise the humidity is to gather all the plants in one place. Place a pebble tray fills with water and keep all the plants over it. Keep the washrooms doors open after taking shower, this thing will also raise the humidity.


Corn plants need a handsome amount of fertilizers for growth during germination and seedling time.

Phosphorus and potassium are essential nutrients that are available in fertilizers and quite necessary for Corn plants.

Potassium helps in diseases resistance and makes plants more resistant to any bacterial and fungal infections.

Phosphorus helps to enhance root and shoot healthy growth and promote seedling growth.

Your corn plants need a dose of fertilizers every 6 months apart.

Pot and Soil

Pots are a good idea to keep the Corn plants in them. These must have enough holes for drainage of excess water supply and to prevent the roots from submerging in water. Excessive water can make roots wilt and weak.

Well-drained and fertile soil is the best type for corn with a pH of  6.0- 6.8.

Try to plant early corn in light soil ( Loam and sand). Late corn in heavy soil (Silt or clay). Light soil is more hot than hard so the seed germinates more readily.

Ways to save the dying Corn plant

When you know all about the Corn plants then it will no more difficult to save from dying.

Water regularly

If you water them regularly and despite it, they still dying, it indicates that there is something else.

Water fluoride levels are also harmful to plants. Always use distilled water for plants as tap water may be a source of fluoride. Leach the fluoride content of water by allowing the water to stand in a bucket for 24 hours. The fluoride contents will automatically come upside. Remove these and water the plants.

Cut the burnt leaves

When your corn plants are burnt already then it will be beneficial to cut them. Burnt leaves are a cause of damage to other healthy foliage. Damaged leaves consume a large number of nutrients contained in plants.

It is useful to cut the burnt leaves about 5 cm above the stem. Don’t uproot the whole plant as it will turn into a new healthy plant by providing the essential care.

Corn plant dying (reasons)

Corn plant dying (reasons)

Direct sunlight

Check if there are brown spots on the leaves and an outer yellow rim. It means that Cron plants are suffering from sunburn.

Move them to shade or a place where there is a moderate supply of sunlight. It is good to keep them near a window or under a curtain so that filtered and medium exposure will be received by them.

Yellow leaves

Yellow leaves in the Cron plant indicate excessive water supply.

try to moderate the water supply. Make sure that before watering your leaves are not dumped or wet with water.

Brown leaves

If you notice a brown spot on the Corn foliage, then it indicates that there is excessive fluoride in the water. Excessive fluoride is harmful to Corn plants.

Try to remove the fluoride content from water by using the above-described method.

Insufficient nutrients

The most important reason for dying the Corn plant is a lack of nutrients. when you notice that in spite of regular water and medium shade supply Corn plants are still dying then it indicates a lack of insufficient nutrients.

Corn plants require a dose of nutrient (fertilizer) every 6 months.

Soil and pot

This is also a reason for the Corn plants dying.

Corn plants are beginning to need light soil( sand and loam) for their growth and hard soil( silt and clay) for later.

One Last Thing!

Corn plants are native to a warm environment. There are many reasons for its dying. Lack of nutrients, direct exposure to sunlight, excessive watering are all possible reasons for damage.

Listed above the solutions to save the Corn from dying are very useful. Must try them to save your plant.

Water them regularly. Avoid direct exposure. provide a warm environment during seedling germination time. Give them appropriate humidity.

Hope so this article will be useful for saving Corn plants. Do share with family and friends. if want to ask any further questions, leave them in the comment section below.

Have a Good Day in your Garden?




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