I have a plant that I don not know what it is. I want to identify it, because I think it is getting ill and I want to know how to properly care for it. The plant was bought in a store about a two years ago. I added some pictures of the plant and I hope it will be enough.
Dracaena marginata tricolor. This cultivar requires much higher light than the species which has green leaves with red edges. It also requires a light hand with the watering and vigilance for spider mites which can weaken it.
Best cultivation practices:
- high light
- free draining soil
- pots on the smaller side to keep the root ball compact
- go easy on the watering. This plant is commonly killed by root rot from too much water
It looks like a Dracaena of some variety, not sure which though. I would say the pot its in might be too small for a plant that size (hard to be sure because the pot's obscured by the outer container) and if you haven't potted up into something larger for the last two years, it's time that was done. You might turn the plant out of its pot to check whether its rootbound, but otherwise, its not looking bad at all, apart from some dry ends to leaves which might mean underwatering or insufficient root room in its pot.
One other thing though - I note the outer container (which won't have drainage) the pot is sitting in. That will be too small once you've repotted, but remember that any outer container (pot or tray) should be emptied out 30 minutes after watering so that the plant is not left sitting in water.