Is the mass cane plant poisonous?
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.)
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.
- 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.
- Blue Corn Tortilla Packs Healthy Punch. Researchers from the home of the tortilla, Mexico, found blue corn tortillas contain 20% more protein than their white corn counterparts. They also have less starch and a lower glycemic index (GI), which may be good news for dieters and people with diabetes.
- Purple corn is full of antioxidants and phytonutrients, which helps to keep the body healthy and protect it from damage by strengthening the body's immunity and decreasing the inflammatory response of inflammation-causing diseases. It also has a particular phytonutrient called anthocyanins.
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.
- Part 3 Watering
- Use a probe hydrometer to check the soil moisture weekly. Water when reading almost zero or when dry to prevent root rot.
- Water very little in winter or in a cool air-conditioned room.
- Water the sansevieria plant correctly.
- Water along the sides of the plant.
- Corn Plant. Corn plant (also known as cornstalk plant, dracaena, dragon tree or ribbon plant) is toxic to dogs and cats. If the plant is ingested, vomiting (with or without blood), appetite loss, depression and/or increased salivation can occur.
- Dracaena Spikes are often sold as annuals in nurseries, but just because the summer is over doesn't mean you need to pull this plant and discard it. Spikes are actually a cold hardy plant in USDA planting zones 7-11, and can grow up to 2 feet in height, returning year after year when left outdoors.
Updated: 21st October 2019