How often do you water a dracaena plant?
Dracaena is a relatively drought-tolerant plant and adoesn't appreciate soggy soil. Water only when the soil feels slightly dry, and then water generously, using tepid water, until water trickles through the drainage holes. Empty the drainage saucer after about an hour and never allow the pot to stand in water.
The solution is to side dress with a high nitrogen fertilizer. Cool weather can also make corn plant leaves turn yellow. Again, this is due to a lack of nitrogen. When soil is cool and wet, the corn has trouble absorbing nitrogen from the soil.
- Many soils already contain enough potassium, magnesium and other nutrients for corn to grow healthily. An all-purpose fertilizer containing more nitrogen and phosphorus than potassium -- such as a 16-16-8 ratio fertilizer -- helps ensure healthy growth when applied to the soil before planting.
- The purple color is from a pigment that forms when there is more sugar in the leaves than the plant can utilize. Low phosphorus inhibits sugar movement out of leaves, and cool, dry soils reduce root growth and sugar movement to the roots. Both of these increase sugars in the plant and can make the tissue turn purple.
- Though some people believe that yellow corn is sweeter, that's not the case. The only difference is that the naturally occurring pigment that makes those kernels yellow, beta carotene, gives them a bit of a nutritional edge over white corn—beta carotene turns into vitamin A during digestion.
Although tropical corn plants are nontoxic to humans, they are poisonous to pets, including dogs and cats. Tropical corn plants contain toxic compounds called saponins that cause can cause symptoms such as vomiting with blood, depression, anorexia, excessive salivation and dilated pupils (especially in cats.)
- Though the money tree plant isn't toxic for cats, the ASPCA still discourages allowing your cat to chew on it. Ingesting this plant may provoke some irritation in Missy's belly. Any non-toxic plant can cause stomach upset, coughing and choking if ingested, especially if your cat comes back for a regular green treat.
- Short answer: If you have Phalaenopsis Orchids, yes they can! Many people still believe that nibbling on a beautiful orchid is toxic to Kitty. While it's never a good idea for your cat to nibble on most plants, these orchids (which are also known as Moth Orchids) are non-toxic to both cats and dogs.
- In fact, according to the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.), the spider plant is listed as non toxic to cats and other pets. Nonetheless, it is still advised that cats eating spider plant leaves may pose a potential risk. Spider plants contain chemical compounds related to opium.
Updated: 10th October 2018