My Corn Plants Don't Grow Tall?

Answer Corn is known for growing into over-sized stalks that tower above peoples' heads, so finding corn that is stunted and short can be disheartening to a grower. A few environmental factors can explain... Read More »

Top Q&A For: My Corn Plants Don't Grow Tall

How tall do corn plants get?

The average range of height for corn plants is anywhere from 5 to 12 feet. Root systems of healthy corn plants go as deep as 6 1/2 feet into the ground. A typical ear of corn has about 800 kernels.... Read More »

Will corn seeds grow popcorn plants?

Popcorn plants grow from popcorn seed. Popcorn plants are in the same family as sweet corn. Sweet corn is grown to be tender while the hull, or covering, of a popcorn kernel is hard, which allows s... Read More »

Why do plants race to grow tall?

plants race to grow tall because they want to reach the sunlight

What Do Plants Need to Grow Tall?

Plants need the right growing conditions as well as plenty of water, nutrients and sunshine to reach their maximum height. Within the plant kingdom there are a huge number of species, with each ind... Read More »