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Moving a dracaena indoors

Zone Lynchburg VA | Justclovis added on January 23, 2018 | Answered

I have a large dracaena corn plant that I have had for years. I named him Lazarus, because he's returned from the dead several times (underwatering, heat-scorched leaves, top broken off with a basketball, total freeze to the roots, etc.). He usually lives indoors beautifully, with some outdoor time in the summer. However, since I moved to Virginia, he only thrives on the porch. When the temperature drops, I bring him in - but despite good indirect light and careful monitoring of water, each winter for the past 3 years he looses most leaves, yellows, and almost dies. It takes weeks on the porch to recover in spring. The humidity in winter is quite low, so it's not overwatering. Anyone have any ideas about what's going on?

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BushDoctor
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Answered on January 23, 2018

unfortunately, the lack of humidity could be the issue. These can have a hard time adjusting to a new environment. It could also be rootbound, and need a new transplant. These articles will help:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/dracaena/dracaena-houseplant-care.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/hpgen/repotting-a-large-plant.htm

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