Dracaena Palm is droopy - Knowledgebase Question

Calgary, Al
Question by sadowayc
June 16, 2006
I bought a blue dracaena palm as a house plant, and I am starting to be concerned about it because it seems quite droopy. Am I doing something wrong? Does it need some fertilizer?
Thanks Chris Sadoway


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Answer from NGA
June 16, 2006

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Droopy sometimes indicates underwatering. When you water, be sure you apply enough water to thoroughly wet the potting soil. Don't fertilize while your plant is under stress. Try immersing the container in a larger container of water to force out any air pockets within the root mass. Allow the container to be submerged for 15-20 minutes, then allow excess water to drain away. You should see an improvement within a few hours. Best wishes with your new dracaena!

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