I recently came across this plant, can anyone tell me what is it called and how do I take care of it. Before I received it, it was placed in a very dimply lit room with no direct or indirect sunlight. On touching the leaf easily comes off.

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It appears to be Dracaena Marginata. Here is a pretty good web page describing care. Highlights from the article:

Make sure container is well-drained. Use a potting soil with a loamy soil (a mixture of silt, sand, and clay), along with some peat. Like all Dracaenas, the marginata flourishes in a humid atmosphere. Mist the leaves occasionally, and keep the plant away from dry rooms with excessive central heating.

Indoor Dracaena marginata plants thrive at a temperature of 60 to 70 degrees. Place the plant behind a gauzy curtain or other location where it can get indirect sunlight. Bright sunshine scorches the leaves.

As for watering:

Water every two weeks or three weeks in the winter. Keep soil slightly moist. Never drench or over- water. If you’re watering your plant too often, it results in yellow leaf tips or dark tips on pale young leaves. Canes may become mushy.

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