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Virginia (Zone 7a)
Aug 3, 2016 11:03 AM CST
I don't know the names of the first two.

The first one looks link of sad, its leaves are hanging. It get a little bit of sunshine in the morning. Maybe I'm not watering it enough (once a week).
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The other one's leaves turned yellow at first and so I watered it less. Now its stem has got tilted and I have no idea why.
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I have a dracaena as well. Two of its leaves developed yellow patches but at the same time a few other leaves developed dry patches. I don't know if I'm watering it too much or too little. It's in a pretty large pot.
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Name: Tara
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Aug 3, 2016 12:55 PM CST
Your first one I believe is Moon Valley (Pilea mollis)
Mine definitely does not like any sun. And doesn't seem to enjoy going completely dry.

Dracaenas can be a challenge for me too. I tend to "love" them too much. (water) Smiling
They do appreciate a bit of humidity, but also enjoy becoming "barely" dry. They don't like "wet feet" so to speak. You can trim off the brown edges to clean it up a bit.

Hope it helps. Smiling
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Aug 3, 2016 1:23 PM CST
The Pilea isn't too unhappy, if it's blooming like I think I see. (Monitor @ work is terrible.) If the leaves aren't limp at all, they could be pointed downward from trying to expose as much possible surface area to the light. When the light is too much, many leaves will point up at the tip to expose less surface area to direct sun. If you're very far south, like Tara, much less direct light would be appreciated than if you're at a much higher latitude.

The 2nd pic may be Cordyline fruticosa if not a Dracaena. Those and Dracs are sensitive to substances in tap water, especially flouride (which can't evaporate if water sits out.) Whenever possible, use rain, distilled water, or condensate from an A/C or dehumidifier.

The Pilea won't care as much, but if the woody entities aren't repotted (remove old soil, trim really long &/or circling roots, replace with new soil) periodically (I do this every 1-3 yrs,) they can't continue to be as healthy as they were when the roots had room to grow.

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Name: krissy
Ohio (Zone 6a)
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Aug 4, 2016 3:50 AM CST
I have a plant that looks like the second picture you posted- I found that it does best with indirect light and very little water. I still get a few brown leaves but even with that, it's started sprouting and is a little more perky/healthy. Hopefully that helps a little!

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