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Q.Dracaena Leaves Yellowing And Dropping At Alarming Rate!

Zone Dubai, UAE | Mayoora Venkatakrishnan added on August 28, 2021 | Answered

I got two pairs of dracaena marginatas 3-4 weeks back, and one of them already died over a week ago after the same symptoms. Now, the second young plant’s leaves are yellowing, developing brown spots and falling off at an alarming rate, maybe 10-12 leaves each day! I’m afraid my plant will be bald Ina day or two. Another change I noticed is that the area of the stem at the base of the foliage has thinned and turned from its original colour to a pale white. The plant’s pot does not have drainage hole (that’s unfortunately how they came from the shop) but I have been watering (with filtered drinking water) only about 300 ml once a week (the soil dries out by then). What condition is my plant suffering from and how do I save it? The pictures attached are from yesterday, today only about half the leaves are remaining…

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Answered on August 30, 2021

This will be caused by overwatering, and lack of light, together. Watering should be done on an "as needed" basis. When the soil is completely dry down to about 3 or 4 inches, that is when you will want to water again. This will appreciate being in a Window that receives filtered daylight for as long as possible.

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Answered on August 30, 2021

Thank you so much for the valuable advice!

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