Dracaena Plants
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Dracenea plant rotting

Zone 95062 | Ntran56 added on November 15, 2017 | Answered

I watered too much and athe leaves turned browned at the tip even though it still healthy at the top from the crown and one cane even had a new shoot coming out. I transplanted them to a new pot with new soil, specifically made for citrus and succulents, hoping the coarse soil would help with the water issue. Horriblebly both canes turned black from the bottom of the canes up and the cane with the new shoot died. The other one still looks healthy from the top but also got rotten from the bottom up. I’m desperately trying to rescue it and would appreciate any suggestions. Thanks

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BushDoctor
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Answered on November 15, 2017

That plant has sustained extensive root damage, it and appears to have caught a fungal infection as well. The outlook for this is bleak. The next time you grow these, just make sure you get palm soil, as it may be a better texture. Be careful with transplanting, and if these came from the soil outside then make sure to dig far enough around to get most of the roots. Be careful not to over-feed them. They don't need heavy fertilization. There are many types of Dracaena, and all of the tree forms will have the same care. Here is an article that will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/four-oclocks/four-oclock-plants.htm

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