dracaena plant - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by dliebert6
March 1, 2011
i just bought a dracena plant it looked healthy when i got it about 2 week's ago,it's in a southwest window. the mostly lower leaves keep falling off. will it help to put it in the east window?or will i just lose the plant? thank's very much!

Answer from NGA
March 1, 2011


Dracaena will grow best in low to moderate light but will adapt to brighter conditions so it could be that your plant is just trying to adjust to the different light, temperature and humidity levels it is experiencing in your home. It's normal and natural for the oldest, lowest leaves to yellow and die off. Eventually you will have a plant with a bare stems and foliage only on about the top third. If you find this unattractive you can plant several dracaenas in a single pot. Their varying heights will help disguise the bare stems. Leaf drop can als be caused by overwatering. Try not to overwater your dracaena. They are happiest when the top of the soil dries out between waterings. They can even get to the droopy stage between waterings without harm. I hope this information is helpful.

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