This hardy Dracaena is an unbranched, tree-like plant with sword-shaped arching leaves. Those dark-green leaves are 2 ft (60 cm) long and 4 in (10 cm) wide, and have a broad cream-to-yellow stripe down the middle.
Strongly scented flowers are occasionally produced on a plant grown in its native habitat, but it rarely flowers indoors.
As it grows, it will shed its lower leaves, leaving a bare stem with a cluster of leaves at its top. New plants may drop a few leaves. This is normal. It needs time to adjust after the shock of being moved to a new home.
With your corn plant, care should be taken to keep it away from drafts and direct sun, which can scorch the leaves.
This easy-care house plant will tolerate many abuses, but be careful not to over-water or over-fertilize. Droopy, yellow leaves are a sign it’s overwatered and may indicate root rot. Be sure to use a container with a drainage hole and never allow the plant to stand in water.
Prune corn plant back if it grows too tall. If you want, you can propagate the stem tip cuttings for more plants.