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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:16 pm    Post subject: dracenia marginata brown tips Reply with quote

My dracenia marginata has lush new green growth but tips are brown. Previous the brown went all along the leaf and it fell off. Thin was too hot in house. turned heat off where it is. Or could it be a build up of fertiliser salts

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you have what you say you have and In not doubting you but people sometimes get these mixed up with Yuccas and some suppliers what you get in the pot is not always in the pot.
Anyway Dracaena suffer brown tips due to low humidity, The roots are usually to be found in the base of the pot so do not allow it to sit in water if it drains allow alll the water drain away from the pot not into a dish underneath., It likes to be tightly potted and when feeding use only 1/4 strenght. When house plants have problems dont try to get too complicated most of them are exotic imports and its usually our climate that is the problem low light, humidity , fluctuating temp in houses and over watering all this can be over come by acclimatising them to their new habitat , Patients and TLC.........
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Greengage wrote:
If you have what you say you have and In not doubting you but people sometimes get these mixed up with Yuccas and some suppliers what you get in the pot is not always in the pot.
Anyway Dracaena suffer brown tips due to low humidity, The roots are usually to be found in the base of the pot so do not allow it to sit in water if it drains allow alll the water drain away from the pot not into a dish underneath., It likes to be tightly potted and when feeding use only 1/4 strenght. When house plants have problems dont try to get too complicated most of them are exotic imports and its usually our climate that is the problem low light, humidity , fluctuating temp in houses and over watering all this can be over come by acclimatising them to their new habitat , Patients and TLC.........
Thanks for the reply. The name dracaena marginata is on a sticker on the plants pot anyway
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