Ask a Question forum: Why My Dracaena Marginata Leaves Keep Turning Brown?

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austin, tx
Sep 16, 2020 6:50 PM CST
I have a dracaena marginata which is kept in a bright room. Initially, the plant had brown edges, I chopped the brown edges diagonally with clean scissors, the leaves still kept browning. I read a lot about the caring instructions of this plant and found that sometimes the salts in hard water could be the cause of these brown edges. Therefore, I kept my plant under running tap water and cleaned all the leaves. Despite this, the edges are still turning brown and the leaves are kinda droopy. I also found brown spots under some of the leaves. I am just skeptical if my plant is having these issues due to some pest/insects. I have attached several pictures for your reference.
PS: I am new to gardening.
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Sep 16, 2020 7:38 PM CST
Exactly what kind of light is it getting? The fact that it is in a "bright room" tells me nothing.
Is there a window in the room?
Which way does the window face?
This plant enjoys a bright window. It needs to be close to or in an East facing window for example.
When do you water?
How much do you water?
Brown tips commonly come from salts, you are right, but salts from too much fertilizer.
By providing answers to these questions will help us to help you.
Does the pot or container that it is in, are there drainage holes?
To you keep a saucer underneath?

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