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Hi I have recently bought a dragon house plant. Please see images, the leaves are going brown and patchy with bits drying out. Even new leaves are doing it. I only water it when dry, I have re potted it, but maybe not into  a large enough pot, im not sure. Its not waterlogged, its in a good light. Any ideas as to what it could be? Would it be anything like mould or rust? Can dragon plants get diseases?

Thanks Jenimageimageimage


  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 Posts: 5,150

    Hi Jen. It's difficult to get an overall view of your plant from the photos. Is your dragon plant a "Dracena" (possibly Dracena Fragrans)???

    Going from your description of "drying out" and seeing window blinds in one of the pics, I would hazard a guess that there may be a radiator nearby? This could be the cause of the problem?

    I can see no signs of mould (which is caused by damp conditions) or rust. 

    Sorry I can't be more helpful, I don't do houseplants, I tend to kill 'em offimage

    Just my best guess image

  • Hi. Thanks for your response. There is a radiator in the room but I moved the plant for the purpose of the pictures so its not too near it. Whole plant added to pics. It's a real shame as I rescued it from the cheap section at b&q a while ago but the leaves have got worse. They were not very bad before and only a few affected.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 83,797

    If it was in the reduced section, it might be that it had been neglected in store - either under or over watered - and in these cases the effects sometimes appear after the event - with tlc it may well recover, but it might get worse before it gets better. 

    Good luck.  image

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

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