Need help with my Dracaena

skimaDecember 19, 2013

Hi,

I have never owned this plant before so this is my first time. I bought it some time ago from BJ's and I saw that it was not 100% healthy, in the sense that it had some drying spots on the leaves, but i decided to take it and see if I can heal the poor thing.

Slowly all the leaves starting form the bottom started drying up and I had to cut off most of them. Now the top leaves are drying up slowly and even the new fresh ones, coming off of the top, has tiny brown spots already.

I did care for it as much as i could, fed the plant a couple of time, constantly making sure the soil is good and wet enough.

Not sure what the problem is....

I have photos attached below, please let me know if you think this plant still has a chance

http://goo.gl/2EcFDL

http://goo.gl/NPEHyo

Thank you for your time and help!

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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

Is your plant in a container of tap water?

    Bookmark   December 19, 2013 at 2:46PM
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ZukeyWolfy

Hi. What you need to do is grab a clean pair of scissors and cut the brown bits of the leaves. Make sure the water you feed it is room temperature and is filtered. Also make sure you bamboo plant is in not direct sunlight and spray it with filtered water.

Good luck!!

    Bookmark   December 22, 2013 at 3:37AM
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Maureen227

Do you know about The Lucky Bamboo Expert on YouTube?
He submits video on care and feeding of Lucky Bamboo. Give him a look.

Here is a link that might be useful: The Lucky Bamboo Expert

    Bookmark   January 9, 2014 at 8:38AM
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skima

Oh wow I did not see any responses here at the beginning and just saw all the responses. I have already cut all the brown leaves, I will jut out the brown parts on the fresh leaves as well. Will move away from sun light and try the watering advice given.

I will research on the feeding part, I think something is wrong with the nutrients, will watch these video now.

Thank you so much for all the responses I will repost on any recovery progress here

    Bookmark   January 18, 2014 at 2:02PM
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skima

And yes I did use tap water.... I will do filtered water from now on. Would boiled water be OK?

    Bookmark   January 18, 2014 at 2:10PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

Dracaenas are 'allergic' to chemicals in tap water, which can't be removed by boiling or sitting. If you are able to catch rain water/melted snow, or use distilled, or condensate from a dehumidifier or A/C, those are all sources of chemical-free water. Look forward to your pics!!

    Bookmark   January 19, 2014 at 8:28AM
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