1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. November Photo Comp is now open with a great new theme.! Come and join in.
    Dismiss Notice

Can I save my Dracaena?

Discussion in 'NEW Gardeners !' started by wren1, Oct 14, 2018.

  1. wren1

    wren1 Gardener

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2015
    Messages:
    86
    Location:
    South Yorkshire
    Ratings:
    +49
    Hi everyone,

    It seems I've managed to almost kill one of the easiest plants to look after :frown:

    This small Dracaena has always been fine but very suddenly after watering it recently all the leaves startes falling out and the tops of the stems are pale. I've overwatered it haven't I?

    I've repotted it as I was meaning to do that anyway. Is there anything I can do to redeem it. Can I leave it and see if it recovers or is that the end of it?

    So mad at myself!
     

    Attached Files:

  2. WeeTam

    WeeTam Total Gardener

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2015
    Messages:
    1,710
    Gender:
    Male
    Ratings:
    +3,467
    " Theres been a murder " ;)

    This is what i would try. Cut back the shrivelled stems to firm healthy stem. Put plant in direct sunny spot thats warm but back from the window which can be very cold at nights.

    It may well form new buds in the spring just below where you trim it to.
     
  3. Barb in Pa

    Barb in Pa Gardener

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2018
    Messages:
    102
    Gender:
    Female
    Occupation:
    retired
    Location:
    Pa
    Ratings:
    +212
    I agree with @WeeTam cut back the stems and place in sunny, warm spot and water until is goes wee wee. Wait till spring and you will see nubbles along the stem somewhere or at the root. MAYBE...
     
  4. pete

    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2005
    Messages:
    25,551
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    joinery
    Location:
    Mid Kent
    Ratings:
    +23,071
    Well, I've got a different approach.:smile:
    If its an overwatering problem the base of the stem could well be rotting, I'd pull it out and see what is going on down there, you have nothing to lose.
    Is there life after death?
    Possibly, if you can stop the rot.:smile:
     
  5. wren1

    wren1 Gardener

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2015
    Messages:
    86
    Location:
    South Yorkshire
    Ratings:
    +49
    Thank you everyone. I will try. Spring is a long time to wait :(
     

Share This Page