Maybe its the dreaded Anonymous innominatus var. tricaulis?
It certainly doesn't sound like Zea mays.
Please describe the leaves in greater detail: color, shape, margins, etc.
I don't have enough info to be able to say if its Yucca elephantipes or not.
"Norman Frank" <ngfrank at bellsouth.net> wrote in message
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> I was in Home Depot and bought a plant hoping my wife could identify
> it, but she thinks it is a "corn plant' and it doesn't exactly match the
> picture. They had a whole table of them, and it only costs $15, so I
> its pretty common.
> The plant stands about 3-4 feet high and is in a 10 inch pot. The
> feature is the trio of naked trunks each about 1-2 inches in diameter.
> look like small sapling trunks, but they don't have any leaves on them
> the exception of a single "tuft" of vegetation sticking out the side near
> the top (which does sort of resemble the leaves of a corn plant). The tops
> of the trunks seem to be cut off and covered with black paint or tar.
> The info-sheet included is nonspecific, and calls it a FOLIAGE,
> requiring rather standard care. Any help would be appreciated.
>> Norman Frank nfrank at bellsouth.net>>