Dracaena Problem

//Dracaena Problem

There could be one or more of several reasons why the leaves are turning brown: make sure when watering (about once every 7 days) that the soil feels dry down to the first knuckle before watering again and that the water drains out without allowing the plant to sit in water (if there is a saucer under the plant and it is sitting in the water after watering, then this may lead to root rot); feed with a slow-release or organic fertilizer formulated for container plants; the potting soil should be a well-draining commercial potting soil or cactus potting soil (sterile and well-draining); needs bright, indirect light. Finally, if the leaves continue to brown, suggest you switch to steam iron water – many houseplants come from the rainforest and are sensitive to the salts in tap water. There could also be some disease issues. Here’s more info: http://www.hgtv.com/landscaping/qa-leaf-spots-on-dracaena/index.html

By | 2016-02-17T19:15:43-08:00 February 17th, 2016|House Plants|2 Comments

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  1. Gina October 23, 2022 at 5:56 pm - Reply

    Hi..can I cut the top of the dracaena off? It is heavily infested in spite several sprays. It looks unhealthy and hoping to save those less damaged.

  2. Gina October 24, 2022 at 3:57 am - Reply

    Can I cut down the “trunk” of the draw Xenia to remove the badly invested leaves on top? They have resisted treatments. Hoping to save the restive the plant. If sobhowcfarcdown should I cut it?

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