Dying Dracaena - Knowledgebase Question

Grantham, Li
Question by ianmaber
August 15, 2006
I have a Dracaena plant. It was vey healthy for sometime. Now it has yellowing leaves and is going brown on the tips- it appears to be dying. I have given it food and water but it is not recovering.

Answer from NGA
August 15, 2006


It is normal for the lower leaves to eventually die off, leaving a long stem with a topknot of leaves. So, what you're seeing may be quite normal. Browning tips usually indicates a salt build up in the soil, perhaps from over-fertilization. Try flushing the soil with plain water to leach out any accumulated salts. Best wishes with your dracaena!

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