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Q.Why My Dracaena Marginata Leaves Keep Turning Brown?

Zone austin, tx | shwet689 added on September 16, 2020 | Answered

I have a dracaena marginata which is kept in a bright room. Initially, the plant had brown edges, I chopped the brown edges diagonally with clean scissors, the leaves still kept browning. I read a lot about the caring instructions of this plant and found that sometimes the salts in hard water could be the cause of these brown edges. Therefore, I kept my plant under running tap water and cleaned all the leaves. Despite this, the edges are still turning brown and the leaves are kinda droopy. I also found brown spots under some of the leaves. I am just skeptical if my plant is having these issues due to some pest/insects. I have attached several pictures for your reference. PS: I am new to gardening.

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Answered on September 17, 2020

Brown tips are usually the result of low humidity on dracaena. They are also susceptible to leaf spots from using fluoridated water. If your tap water is fluoridated, try using distilled water. Also lack of water can cause brown leaf edges. Fungal spots, such as in fusarium wilt, have yellow halos around them, and require a fungicide. Read below for more:





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