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Can this plant survive

Hi,

I'm brand new to this forum! I was wondering if I could get advice and help.

First, I think this plant is a Dracaena (from what was suggested to me). From the photo, could someone confirm if it is?! 

This is now my plant, I saw that it was dying and took it to try and revive it. Do you think it can come back? Would anyone have suggestions on how to bring it back? I don't know whether I should cut it back, and if I should, where do I cut it?

The green stem is growing up to 30cm.

When I get it home I'll be putting it into a new pot with fresh soil - should I just leave it at that and hope for the best?!


Thanks

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  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,164

    HELLO ROCKDESK. WELCOME TO THE FORUM.

    GENERALLY WE DEAL WITH LIVING PLANTS HERE.image

    THAT MAY WELL HAVE BEEN A DRACAENA IN ITS GLORY DAYS. I THINK, EVEN IF YOU TOOK IT TO BED WITH YOU AT NIGHT AND WHISPERED SWEET NOTHINGS INTO ITS LITTLE CRINKLY BROWN EARS ITS DAYS WOULD BE NUMBERED.

    DO YOU FEEL A PARTICULAR ATTCHMENT TO IT?

    OR DO YOU JUST LIKE A CHALLENGE?

    WHY NOT GO AND BUY YOURSELF A NICE HAPPY GREEN LIVING PLANT AND GIVE IT A GOOD HOME?

    ALL THE BEST.image

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • RockDeskRockDesk Posts: 7

    Hi,

    Thanks for the reply. No attachment at all, but I like a challenge! I found it in my work and said I'd give it one last shot at survival!

    I definitely don't need any encouragement to bring plants home, but I'll take your suggestion to buy a living plant and follow it through image

    Thanks again!

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,504

    Sadly I agree with Pansy ... that is an ex plant.image

    Go on, treat yourself ........................ you know you deserve it ........................... image

    Last edited: 28 March 2017 15:45:07

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • RogersiaRogersia Posts: 14

    Oh Come on Guys...its Alive!  got to give it an extra chance....  Go for it Rockdesk!  Nice new compost and water well.

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,696

    do I hear the sound of a gauntlet hitting the floor?

    Devon.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,397

    I know how to get them to that stage image

  • RockDeskRockDesk Posts: 7

    Sorry for the delay, I couldn't access my log on! I have it replanted because I'm a glutton for punishment, but I also had a little look around the local flower shop just in case this one doesn't make it!

    I'll update with progress, good or bad! imageimage

  • WonkyWombleWonkyWomble Posts: 4,024

    Gotta love an underdog! Its alive, it wants to live, help it and see! image good luck little fella!...and Rockdesk! image

  • RockDeskRockDesk Posts: 7

    Hi!

    So I thought I'd give an update. After maybe 2 weeks nothing was happening so I decided to chop it right back and see what happened. 

    It seems to have taken it quite well, it's slowly growing again. It's happy enough sitting in the window! I've attached a picture. It's not handsome yet, but it's just a duckling stage! image

    Claireimage

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,504

    image

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







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