Care of dracaena massangeana - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by jaimechanaga
November 26, 2008
Why after a while all the ends of the leaves turn brown on my Massangeana cane ( Dracaena Massangeana) plant.

Maybe half of the ends are brown now. The plant looks healty well watered, but I do not like those brown leaf tips.


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Answer from NGA
November 26, 2008

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Some dracaena varieties are more prone to tip burn than others and I'm afraid you have a variety that is sensitive and most prone to browning leaf tips. The cause is usually from a buildup of salts in the soil, or a reaction to fluoride in the water. You can flush the potting soil to leach the excess salts out and/or switch to distilled water. To leach the salts out, immerse the pot in a sinkful of water until no more air bubbles arise to the top. Drain the excess water (in a separate sink if possible or into a bowl), then set the pot back into the sinkful of clean water and let it set for a few minutes. Then drain the excess water (and the excess salts). You can cut away the brown leaf tips if you find them unattractive.
Best wishes with your dracaena!

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