Why are my corn plants leaves turning yellow?
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.
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.
- The following plants are non-toxic to both cats and dogs:
- Blue Echeveria.
- Areca or Golden Palm.
- Burro's Tail or Lamb's Tail.
- Christmas Cactus.
- Cliff Brake or Button Fern.
- Hens and Chickens.
- Pearl Plant.
- According to the ASPCA, the "Schefflera" plant species as a whole is toxic for cats and dogs. The danger comes from the fact that all of the plants contain very sharp calcium oxalate crystals that, upon consumption, can trigger serious mouth and digestive tract irritation, not to mention swelling issues.
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.
- This looks to be Dracaena fragrans 'Massangea' or the mass cane. It is a very popular tropical plant from Africa. In the wild this plant reaches 15 m (49 ft) but specimens grown indoors can be easily kept at ceiling height (about 2 m or 6 to 8 ft).
- 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.
- As the tree grows, it will naturally lose it's lowest leaves leaving tufts of leaves atop a bare woody cane. Although species vary, this variety can grow as tall as 20 feet in height. But, when kept as a houseplant, it generally only reaches around 6 to 8 feet.
Updated: 21st October 2019