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Hello, I've had this houseplant for a few months but it doesn't seem to be very happy. Can anyone please identify it so I can make sure it's in the right conditions? Thanks

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Dracenea massangeana, generally very tolerant , I have one descended from an original plant from over 50 years ago. I can only guess yours has too much or too little water. When too dry for a long period , the tips of the leaves will turn brown , so more likely too wet. Sometimes called "corn plant". Addition: Mine is outside for the summer months and we have had several rains in the last week and mine is sitting in a flooded saucer now, this is not unusual . But I have never seen your condition caused by wet conditions ( of one week +). Have you used any additions to the soil and what soil are you using?

  • excellent answer; also, some coarse gravel etc in the bottom of it to improve drainage & aereation
    – M H
    Commented Jul 21, 2020 at 19:46

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