Thanks to everyone who took the time and interest to respond to my
post. I appreciate the good efforts on my behalf.
I returned to Home Depot to double-check their information labels and
found two types of plants for sale....one looked like mine and was labeled
FOLIAGE PLANT while the other had the same general type of canes, but leaves
which looked much more like corn (after 30 years on the farm that's one
leaf I can recognize) and labeled CORN PLANT. So, I guess I'll experiment a
bit with sun and water until my plant lets me know its preference.....Norman
Dennis G. <dennis_goos at mindlink.net> wrote in message
news:39b5cfc8.30645425 at news.paralynx.com...
> Cordyline terminalis, sometimes called draceana terminalis, is sold in our
> as "Corn Plant' often- presumably because of the foliar similarities.
> the 'mother' plants are sold and look as you describe when the cane
> have been taken and new growth starts near the top of the remaining cane.
>> You could search the net for images of Cordyline or 'Ti" plants and see if
> is it. Or if your more adventuress take a trip to Papeete and check them
> "Norman Frank" <ngfrank at bellsouth.net> wrote:
>> > I was in Home Depot and bought a plant hoping my wife could
> >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
> >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> >