Houseplants forum: How do I save my dragon plant from dying?

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romeowth
Feb 20, 2017 5:18 PM CST
Hi there! I bought some sort of dragon tree from a supermarket in the UK last year and now it's dying. The leaves have turned lighter and are sloppy instead of standing up. What worries me most is some sort of yellow/white residue that's on the earth, which happens in a few of my other plants as well, albeit in different forms.Does this have to do with the water? I give it tap water and I do not have access to rain water. After taking these pictures I removed the yellow residue and repotted it to a bigger pot. The soil inside was moist but it was still in the pot that I bought it in, which did not have drainage. The pot now does have drainage. What am I doing wrong and what can I do to save it?
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Name: Gene Staver
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gasrocks
Feb 20, 2017 7:39 PM CST
It must have drainage. The residue could be excess fertilizer salts that could not drain out of the pot. Crusty stuff. If the white was sticky instead I'd say mealy bugs. How about a pix of the plant itself? Gene
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Hamwild
Feb 20, 2017 8:21 PM CST
I think the white stuff is from the soil molding on top (too wet).

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