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Dracaena leaves turned black in one day

I was going away for 10 days so I watered my dracaena and left it indoor, when I returned I placed it in the balcony and watered again. I normally keep it indoor but this time I left it whole day out, it was 30+ degrees. This evening I found it some leaves dead and black :(. I immediately put it back indoor but what can I do now? Is this due to direct sunlight? How can I heal it?


  • Blue OnionBlue Onion Posts: 2,963
    It is suffering from a very bad sunburn.  Nothing to do to save those leaves.. I would trim them off where they attach to the plant.  It's going to look rather bald on that side.
    Utah, USA.
  • @Blue Onion
    Thank you for your response, I will trim the ones that gone full black as you advised, but if there is a partial black patch on a leaf would that effect the whole leaf? if not I would leave them as it is
  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 9,562
    It might not spread but the damaged patches won't turn green again. If you leave the partially damaged leaves on, they will help support the plant and you can take them off when it's made new growth from the top. I think it will end up with more of a false palm look, multiple stems with leaves on the top of each stem.
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • thank you both
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