Dracaena Fragrans Massangeana

Other common names: Corn Cane Plant, Cornstalk Plant, Mass Cane, Massangeana Cane, Dracaena Massangeana

Origin & Growth

Dracaena Massangeana, more commonly known as Mass Cane Plant or Corn Cane Plant, is a species of plant native to tropical and humid regions of Africa in Upper Guinea. The plant is frequently surrounded by vegetation and other Fragrans plants in a shaded area. This Corn Cane Plant can grow anywhere from 3 to 8 feet and can be cut at the top once it has reached a suitable height making them an ideal indoor plant for offices, hotels, and other businesses alike. Dracaena Fragrans Massangeana grows with one or more canes, and near the top, the newly produced canes grow a crown of leaves that are wide, lanceolate, and glossy. This plant grows flowers in the wild but it is unlikely that it will indoors. A fun fact about this plant is it was used in NASA’s clean air study and it’s been proven to remove toxins from the environment.

Growing Conditions

Dracaena Massangeana is great for offices with medium lighting, placed in a north facing window. Use filters, such as blinds, to dim direct sunlight as it can burn or bleach the leaves. This Mass Cane Plant can survive in low light, but they might not grow well. Avoid fertilizer with superphosphate and dilute fertilizer when using it during the growth stages of the Corn Cane Plant. This plant is sensitive towards fluoride, avoid using tap water, and instead use rainwater, or water that has gone through the process of reverse osmosis. Keep the plant in a space where the temperature is between 60 to 75°F. Mist your Mass Cane Plant as needed to maintain a humid environment as they are native to tropical regions and require humidity. If you notice that your plant has developed brown spots on the leaves or ringed in yellow, then it’s most likely suffering from fluoride toxicity. Additionally, Corn Cane Plants are prone to spider mites, mealybugs, and scales. Our plant care specialists respond as quickly as possible if you encounter any problems with your Dracaena Massangeana. Depending on the severity of the situation, we may be able to restore it, but if not, we will replace the plant for you.

Planter and Potting for Dracaena Massangeana

The soil should be a well-drained soil mix with a pH level ranging from 6 to 6.5. Avoid using soils that contain large amounts of perlite. These plants require soil that must remain mostly dry between waterings; only water enough so that the soil is slightly damp to the touch. When selecting a pot, pick one that is no more than one-third larger than the root ball of your Mass Cane Plant. If needed, pour clay pebbles or small stones on the bottom of the pot to form a layer in order to enhance drainage and will ensure your Dracaena Massangeana won’t wallow in water. Repotting may be necessary for this plant every 2 to 3 years during Spring. Make sure to check out our selection of office planters for your planting needs.


This plant is perfect for any workspace due to it being tolerant of low light, missed waterings, and other general neglects. Liven up your office space today with our office plants and allow Wasatch Greenscapes to take care of it for you.

Dracaena Fragrans Massangeana is an ideal plant for any office space. Allow Wasatch Greenscapes to freshen up your office with our plants and plant maintenance program today!