Corn Plant Leaves

cara_585(Pacific Maritime Zone 6b)May 12, 2013


I tried to find a solution to this problem through previous posts but haven't been able to.

I have a gorgeous corn plant that I bought a couple of years ago. When I first got it, I had a bugger of a time to make it happy. Now it is growing like a weed and seems to be really happy. Only one problem, the new leaves have yellow spots on them like something is eating it. I checked the plant and I haven't been able to find any bugs. It gets plenty of light but no direct sunlight.

When I read a few of the other posts, people were talking about checking the roots. How do I do that? Could that be a problem?

My guess is maybe over-watering? I do have a tendency to do that. I have cut down on the watering but I thought I better check in case it could be something else. I really love this plant and I put a lot of love and work into it when I first got it, I would hate to see it die!

Thank you for all your help!!

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teengardener1888(NY Albany 5a)

i would check the roots this plant has a tendency to drop bottom leaves

    Bookmark   May 12, 2013 at 4:04PM
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cara_585(Pacific Maritime Zone 6b)


Just an update. I have been keeping a close eye on my corn plant and it doesn't seem to be improving. One of the stalks, the new leaves have brown spots close to the stalk, look mottled and they are curling.

I was pulling back some of the lower leaves and it looks like dirt in between the leaves. Could this be a pest of some sort?


    Bookmark   May 20, 2013 at 9:02PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

If it's been in the same pot for a couple years, the roots are probably packing the pot and in a circle around the bottom. Combined with the buildup of tap water chemicals over that time, that can make a Drac unhappy. Probably time to be repotted. Try catching some rain water for it if you can, or distilled, or the condensate from your A/C.

Here's some pics of one being repotted.

    Bookmark   May 20, 2013 at 9:48PM
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