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d_wilkind_wilkin Posts: 2

This plant appears to have a problem, the leaves are yellowing and dropping off. Any ideas?  Thanks. 



  • Hortum-cretaeHortum-cretae Posts: 979

    Dracaena marginata. Yep,it's struggling. Suggest a light spot, not direct sunlight (even outside somewhere sheltered) and let it recover slowly.


  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 26,165

    IMHO, they all seem to end up looking like that.

  • Hortum-cretaeHortum-cretae Posts: 979

    I agree, that's why I grow nothing indoors!  


  • Charlie 224Charlie 224 Posts: 118

    Can they go outside now if it is still around 10 degrees at night? 

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 64,438

    I'd give it some filtered sunshine and fresh air ... even a little gentle rain ... during the daytime... but I'd bring it in at night and in heavy weather at least until the night time temperatures are in the mid teens.  

    Keep the compost fairly dry. 

    When was it last repotted and what was it potted in?

    Last edited: 21 May 2017 10:54:29

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  • d_wilkind_wilkin Posts: 2

    Thanks guys. It's my wife's plant and I've just inherited it. Looks a bit pot bound and possibly top dressed with a compost peat mix. I'll repot and introduce more sand I think,lush move it outdoors as suggested. Will keep you all informed. Thanks again. 

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