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my husband bought me a indoor dracaena Massangeana corn plant, my question is, the tag says to feed it every 2 weeks  with all
purpose liquid plant food. I use green  bamboo food on all my bamboo and other plants. Can I use it on this plant too? I also am having a terrible time as to where I should place it.  it's still too cold out in my built in porch where it would be surrounded in light, but also the sun in summer. I've read that the hot sun isn't any good for it either , Is that true? I'd like to do my best for it.


A dracaena Massangeana corn plant will survive in light where your hand will make a shadow. It can be placed on a wall 6 feet from a south, east or west facing window. It does not like to have the sun actually shining on it. Yes, you bamboo food will do just fine. If you put it outdoors it must get very little or no sun and be out of the wind because the wind can tear the leaves easily. If you have more questions feel free to write again. Good luck!


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Darlene K. Kittle


I have been an Advanced Master Gardener for 24 years and I raise around 300 houseplants and bonsai trees a year including tropicals, succulents, and cacti. I have also been a professional plant care person for businesses in the Fort Wayne, IN area and currently professionally care for bonsai trees for my customers.


I am also studying the Japanese art of bonsai with tropical plants and is President of the Fort Wayne, IN Bonsai Club.

Fort Wayne, iN Master Gardeners. President of the Fort Wayne Bonsai Club. Allen County Master Gardeners

I am not a hortculturist. I am a Purdue University Advanced Master Gardener for 24 years. I have studied plants on a personal level by growing hundreds of plants annually for the last 35 years. I have also studied under several nationally known American Bonsai experts.

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