Tropicals forum: Dracena?

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Name: Mike Keough
San Francisco, CA. (Zone 10a)
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putitupmike
Aug 7, 2012 11:39 AM CST
This plant has lived in the fog of San Francisco for three years and outgrew it's pot. It was planted it into this new container three months ago and it has been dying ever since. Any thoughts? . Thumb of 2012-08-07/putitupmike/00671c
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Aug 7, 2012 11:49 AM CST
I don't think it is a Dracaena; I am thinking Yucca, maybe Y. elephantipes.
However, I don't know why it's dying... does it have good drainage?
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Aug 12, 2012 9:12 AM CST
The width and color of the leaves don't quite look right for Yucca elephantipes: Spineless Yucca (Yucca gigantea)

Another possibility is Cordyline which has narrower leaves, could it possibly be Cordyline australis:

http://garden.org/plants/search/text.php?q=Cordyline+austral...

http://www.smgrowers.com/products/plants/plantdisplay.asp?pl...





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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Aug 12, 2012 9:16 AM CST
Another photo for comparison, showing the bark of Cordyline australis: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Cordyline_australis_'Red_S...
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