How to grow Corn plant

Corn plant grow and care – herbaceous of the genus Zea also known as Maize or Corn , Corn plant annual plant also used as ornamental plant and ornamental fruits, can grow in mediterranean, desert, subtropical, temperate or tropic climate and growing in hardiness zone 4+.

Leaves color green, dry leaves and Corn plant silk is the Stigmas from female maize flowers used as herbal.

Flower color can be: green, yellow or red, female flower is actually cob (before ripening), and pistil are hairs on cob and grows on the side of the plants, the male flower grow on the top and the female in the middle of the plant.

Corn cob

Corn cob one or more cob on a Corn plant, Corn cob build from a big quantity of little fruits, the cob can be in size 5-25 cm, color varieties: Yellow, white, red, blue, purple, black and much more, also can be more than one color on one cob sometimes like rainbow colors.

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How to grow Corn plant growing and care:

Warm climate, rich soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Most of the subspecies are chipper to but then grow, require

Planting season:
Spring after the last frost or end of the winter in warmer climate

Pests and diseases:
Worms, Aphids

Pruning season:
End of the growing

How to prune:
Take it out the ground

Size of the plant?
1-3 m, 3-9 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing

Water requirement:
Big amount of water, average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Not recommended but it’s possible

Blooming information

Bloom season:
2-5 Months depend on the species

General information about the flower
Female flower is actually cob (before ripening), and pistil are hairs on cob and grows on the side of the plants, the male flower grow on the top the male flower pollinate the female by the wind and gravitation

Thinning the bloom:

Mostly happened when not enough watering or nutrient in the soil

Pollination is done by:

Edible seeds

Fruit harvest season:
Summer, sometimes until the beginning of the autumn

Fruits pests or diseases:
Worms, Ants, Aphids

What can be done with big quantities of Corn plant fruits?
Eat raw, Cooked, PopCorn plant, Juice, Oil, Alcohol

Work requirements on the fruit:

How long does it take to bear fruit?
4-8 months, can be taken before and eaten as BabyCorn plant

Grow from seeds

Sowing requirement:
It’s simple to sow, should be direct to the ground

Saving seeds until sowing:
Cool temperature and dry

Sowing season:
Spring but it depend on the weather as long as it’s less than 15 C it’s too cold, should start in a green house

Planting spacing:
10 Cm, 4 Inch

Depth of Sowing:
2-4 Cm, 0.8-1.6 Inch

Conditions for seeds germinate:
Fertilized soil, Full sun (also possible half sun)

Watering requires for Seeds:
Big amount of water

Germination time:
7-14 days

Condition of seedling:
Full sun, Moist

Edible leaves

Leaves harvesting season:
When the leaves dried

How to harvest the leaves?
Doesn’t matter the plant is dry and the collect all

Information about leaves:
Green leaves but used when they are yellow in the shape of acicular

Uses of Corn plant leaves:
Beverage mostly use for medical uses

Scientific name:

Zea mays

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Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible Fruit
Culinary uses
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Beverage
  • Cooked
  • Eaten raw
  • Juice
  • Salad
  • Vegetables
Flower colors
  • White flower
  • Yellow flower
  • Desert Climate
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Harvest Season
  • Autumn Harvest
  • Summer Harvest
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental fruit
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Annual plant
  • Herbaceous
Plant Uses
  • Edible plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Spring Planting
  • Winter planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
Watering plants
  • Big amount of water
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13
  • Hardiness zone 4
  • Hardiness zone 5
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9