Plant Of The Month – May – Happy Plant
The botanical name for the Happy Plant is Dracaena massangeana, and it’s also known as the Corn Plant.
These plants are adaptable and will grow in almost any kind of soil. However, they grow best in rich organic soil where they will constantly produce new shoots and fragrant flowers.
Happy Plants prefer partial shade and out of the direct heat of the sun and draughts. They like good drainage and allow to dry out between watering. Wet feet will cause root rot. Keep leaves clean with a gentle wipe over as this will also help to prevent Mealybug.
They can be pruned any time of the year, and pruning is always done at the point where the tap heads grow out of the cane.