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Hi there!

We have a mystery plant in our living room - does anyone have any idea what it is? And if so (see second picture) how do we make it look less sad? 

We give it about 300mls of water every week, and it's in a sunny room that gets about 2 hrs of direct sunlight in the morning and is pretty bright for rest of the day.

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Thanks in advance!

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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 15,872

    I think it is a Dracaena. Maybe move it out of direct sunlight, and give it more water. The dying leaves will fall off leaving a bare stem.

    Dracaena plant care involves keeping the soil of houseplant dracaena moist, but never soggy. Drooping or yellowing leaves indicates over-watering or poor drainage. Learning how to care for a dracaena includes finding well-draining soil in which to grow your houseplant dracaena. Appropriate fertilization is also a part of how to care for a dracaena. Feed every two weeks in spring and summer with a balanced houseplant fertilizer. Reduce fertilization to once a month during fall. When growing a dracaena plant, stop feeding during winter months, as the plant benefits from a period of dormancy. When growing a dracaena plant, locate it in brightly filtered light, such as through a sheer curtain in front of a sunny window. Room temperatures of 60-70 F. (15-21 C.) are best during the day, with night temperatures about 10 degrees cooler. However, the dracaena is forgiving of temperatures, as long as they are not too cold.

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  • fidgetbones says:

    I think it is a Dracaena. Maybe move it out of direct sunlight, and give it more water. The dying leaves will fall off leaving a bare stem.

    Dracaena plant care involves keeping the soil of houseplant dracaena moist, but never soggy. Drooping or yellowing leaves indicates over-watering or poor drainage. Learning how to care for a dracaena includes finding well-draining soil in which to grow your houseplant dracaena. Appropriate fertilization is also a part of how to care for a dracaena. Feed every two weeks in spring and summer with a balanced houseplant fertilizer. Reduce fertilization to once a month during fall. When growing a dracaena plant, stop feeding during winter months, as the plant benefits from a period of dormancy. When growing a dracaena plant, locate it in brightly filtered light, such as through a sheer curtain in front of a sunny window. Room temperatures of 60-70 F. (15-21 C.) are best during the day, with night temperatures about 10 degrees cooler. However, the dracaena is forgiving of temperatures, as long as they are not too cold.

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    Thank you so much! :)

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