Croton (Codiaeum) variegatum 'Mrs. Iceton'
The Dracaena fragrans 'Compacta', commonly known as the Corn Plant, originates from the tropical parts of Africa, especially West Africa. Despite this exotic origin, the plant is grown worldwide as a popular houseplant and can therefore be found in various climates.
The Dracaena fragrans 'Compacta' is characterised by its dark green, shiny leaves which are tightly wrapped around its trunk, hence the nickname 'Compacta'. The plant can grow to a height of 1.5 to 3 metres, with a width of roughly 0.6 to 1.2 metres. The plant grows slowly, and it can take many years before it reaches its full height. The Compacta rarely blooms, but when it does, it produces small white flowers.
The care for the Dracaena fragrans 'Compacta' is fairly simple. The plant has moderate light needs and does well in both indirect sunlight and artificial light. It is important to water it moderately; the soil must be dry before watering again to avoid root rot. Furthermore, the plant likes a humid environment, so it’s a good idea to place it near a humidifier.