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How to promote a Dracaena to branch

I have a Dracaena cutting that has taken very well and there is good upwards growth but it is just a single stem at the moment. Is there any way to promote braching is this type of plant?
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How long can plants survive without light?

For context I'm moving house and shipping most of my stuff. Shipping is expected to take 1-2 weeks. I want to know if shipping my house plants is worth considering. I have a bunch of cacti and ...
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Fungus on bottom of Dracaena Lemon Surprise

I'm taking care of a Dracaena Lemon Surprise potted plant that I've had for roughly a year. Overall it seems to be doing really well; its top, newer leaves are vibrant and dark green with no ...
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Which soil works for Dracaena sanderiana (lucky bamboo)?

I got this Dracaena sanderiana (lucky bamboo) recently, and would like to replant it in a different pot and change the soil: I've done some googling and got wildly different and often times opposing ...
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I repotted my dracaena marginata in an oversized pot. Now that I know this is incorrect, should I repot it again to a smaller pot?

I have a dracaena that was seriously rootbound in a 10-12 inch container. (That's the approximate size; I can't remember it exactly now). In March of this year, I untangled its roots and repotted it ...
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What are these pale blotchy spots on the new leaves of my draceana marginata?

Recently, I decided to look at the new leaves of my dracaena that otherwise looks healthy and I've been surprised by this. I am wondering what are those stains and if they're bad for my plant. The ...
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Growing multiple stems on Dracaena

First I must say, I am not quite sure the plant is really a Dracaena… Well, I see lot of similar plants growing a "multiple" head with several stems but mine is only growing straight up. I have been ...
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Please help- brown patches on my Dracaena?

I’m quite concerned about my White Jewel Dracaena, and I was hoping to get some answers if anyone is willing to help. It has brown, rough-feeling patches on many of the leaves. It’s potted in regular ...
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Pale green areas in new leaves of Draceana fragrans, disease?

Does anyone know whats wrong with my draceana? All the new leaves have those "pale green" areas, they have it already in the beginning. I´m familiar with the common pests and they are not the cause. ...
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What are these black/brown patches on my corn plant

I recently purchased a large dracaena fragrans, collquially "corn plant." Its stalk is approximately 1 meter tall. I keep it indoors, in front of a north facing window (probably not ideal, but at the ...
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Leaves on my Dracaena reflexa have died because of cold and I trimmed them

I am currently located in Srinagar (India) the winter has been a tad too harsh this year with night temperatures plummeting to -7 degrees C all the leaves on my Dracaena reflexa gehich I had forgotten ...
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What’s wrong with my Dracaena Marginata?

I’ve had it for a few weeks now and watered it once. It was on the windowsill for a couple of weeks but has since been moved to my dressing table which gives it some sunlight. About 5/6 leaves have ...
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Why is my Dracaena leaves turning yellow?

So I've had this plant for about 4 months now. I'm wondering why the bottom leaves are beginning to turn yellow? I'm almost certain it's not root root. I don't over water it. Im always sure that I do ...
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Dracaena leaves yellowing: too much water?

For the last month or so, many leaves on my Dracaena Massangeana, including some newer ones, have been yellowing at an alarming rate. A lot of them have died completely. The first time I noticed ...
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Why are my Dracaena Dragon Tree leaf tips discolored?

Recently I noticed that my dracaena dragon tree center leaves have a green yellowish color. First I thought it might be new leaves, but the tips of these leaves are brown. I checked the moisture level,...
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One node of Dracaena Marginata not growing

Image of Dracaena marginata (dragon tree) below. Indoor houseplant. I recently (about 2 months ago) cut the head off this Dracaena marginata so that I might get two nodes instead of the previously ...
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Yellow spots on Dracaena Reflexa

I have some yellow spots on my Dracaena, see the first picture. The plant is getting a lot of light and looks really happy, exept these spots, there is also a little bit of sticky substance on the ...
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Why did this dracaena marginata die so quickly?

I purchased a healthy-looking plant 12 days ago, took it home and repotted it the same day in a mix of roughly 75% cactus/succulent soil and 25% perlite. Within 4-5 days, it was starting to droop ...
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Dracaena Massangeana: Leaf spots on new growth

Over the course of the past week I noticed spots developing on some of the new leaves. These start as faint yellow halos and seem to develop a brown core quickly over the course of a few days. The ...
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Filtered or unfiltered water ok for houseplants?

I live in what the local water company describe as a "very hard" water area (122.8 Ca mg/l, 307 CaCO3 mg/l, 21.49° Clarke, 17.19° German). I usually drink filtered water (Brita Maxtra cartridges) - ...
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Why are my Dracaena Fragrans leaves browning from the base?

I just brought home a Dracaena fragrans a couple of weeks ago, and it is in dire straits. Hoping someone here will have some ideas. The problem(s): Leaves turning brown from the base of the leaf (...
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My dracaena reflexa suddenly lost all its leaves and turned yellow

I bought a dracaena reflexa a couple of weeks ago, in a rather good state. In less than a week it turned from seemingly perfectly healthy to practically dead and I would like some advice. Both in case ...
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What is the white residue spreading across my dracaena and how do I treat it?

I have a white residue spreading across my dracaena at home. I tried wiping it with wet sponge when it was on one leaf only but its come back and spreading across now 50% of the plant. Some of the ...
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Is this potted plant with long, narrow, pointed leaves a dracaena?

My dad gave me this plant years ago. I think he said it was a dracaena. It that true? If not, and I remember incorrectly, what is it? I live in New Jersey, in the Northeast United States, at the ...
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What causes widening in the stem of a lucky bamboo?

I purchased this strange looking bamboo plant solely because it looked so unique. I am totally curious which species it could be, and why it grew a round ball shape on its stock. The length of ...
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My Dracaena reflexa (Song of India) is dying. Help!

Help! I got this dracaena over a month ago and it was doing well up until this week. This plant stays in an office with just fluorescent lights and is watered once a week. Last week it started ...
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Why are my houseplants dying off one by one? (Peace Lilly, Dracaena, English Ivy)

What is going on with the plants below? I can't post pictures of them all as I don't have enough rep on this particular site. I use a hygrometer -which I thought was working fine- to time watering, ...
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Is this a Dracaena reflexa?

I struggle to identify this plant. I have searched for similar leaves but could not find a definitive answer yet. Some details about the plant: age: about seven years height: 80 inches / 2 m (as ...
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Why have the leaves of my Dracaena marginata completely fallen off?

This might be a duplicate, but as it is not set as answered, I have decided to ask the question again and try to provide some more information. My Dracaena marginata leaves started to brown, break ...
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What is causing my Dracaena deremensis to develop brown spots and die?

My plant has been having brown spots growing out of nowhere and the whole leaf would turn brown. I tried drying it out and water less (also water more) and it didn't seem to help. I tried using baking ...
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Should I wait more, or cut this useless stem?

Plant - Dracaena reflexa (Song of India) Condition - One stem is budding while the other isn't. I Had to remove the top growth. What should I do: Cut the right stem completely off, or wait for some ...
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How to safely use Baby Bio house plant insecticide spray?

I've got a Dracaena plant; that has what appears to be white scale or something like it (see attached photos); I don't know much about plants, I bought this one in Vauxhall Flower market in London a ...
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Help! My Song of India (Dracaena reflexa) plant is dying!

Few weeks ago (probably 2-3), I was re-potting some of my plants. One of the patients was Song of India. The other two plants had severe root bounding. After re-potting them successfully, I started ...
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Why are my Dracaena and ZZ leaves turning yellow?

I have a dracaena and zz plant, zamioculcas zamiifolia, in my apartment. Two weeks ago, the dracaena leaves tips started to get yellow and brown, and the zz leaves turned yellow. I cut the affected ...
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What is this Dracaena plant that looks like a lemon lime tree?

My friend sent me this picture. He has only one and that is also not too clear. It looks like lemon lime plant. What is it?
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Why does my Dracaena fragrans lose its leaves?

Almost a year ago I bought a Dracaena fragrans plant of 2 meter in height which has since lost a lot of its leaves. The plant often loses leaves in a certain process. Every time a leaf is going to ...
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Song of India(Dracaena Reflexa) getting yellow-brown leaves

Water Regime: When the top soil feels dry to the touch. 1 litre of water every 7th day(cause they can do well with dry condition, right?). Placement & Light: Sitting right against the Northern ...
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Are these roots healthy or bad?

Related: Tiny Yellow spots on Dracaena Reflexa Pleomele. What I am doing wrong? I am having trouble taking this plant out to examine the roots. I have used some technique to take it out but it is not ...
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Tiny Yellow spots on Dracaena Reflexa Pleomele. What I am doing wrong?

It's not on all leaves, but, let's say, on 70% of the leaves. Well-drained soil. Medium-bright indirect light. I water it every two days, ~250ml water. It was fine a few days back, but now the leaves ...
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Identify this Dracaena

How should I care for this one?
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What plants is this?

I recently got this plant and I looked up on internet but couldn't find one. I don't know anything about this plant and so my question. What plant is this? Corn Plant or Janet Craig or none?
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Where to position dracaena in room?

I have a dracaena marginata plant in a pot in my room upstairs. This room has a westward facing window which provides direct sunlight for some portion of the day. Would it be better to put my plant ...
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Are these brown areas on my dracaena leaves a disease? [duplicate]

My dracaena has several leaves with this kind of quite big brown areas on them: Photo source Does this look like a disease or might it be only bad caring? I have a separate post related to falling ...
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Why are my Dracaena marginata leaves getting brown spots and falling off?

My dracaena has been losing a lot of leaves recently, and it seems to me that they all have brown spots. They turn yellow and then they fall. My mom says nothing has changed in the way she watered it ...
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Dracaena reflexa or Pleomele?

I am very confused as to the naming of this plant. I learned it as Dracaena reflexa (common name 'Song of India') but apparently it has been renamed as Pleomele reflexa. When trying to find out which ...
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How to properly plant Dracaena after it developed roots in water?

I've made a cut of my overgrown dracaena This is what the "parent" plant looks like: Then I put it into bottle and it developed some good-looking roots, here it is The roots look a bit fragile to ...
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What caused the leaf scorch on my Dracaena deremensis 'Lemon Lime' and what should I do about it?

I have a Dracaena deremensis 'Lemon Lime' in my office. Several month ago it began to show leaf scorches. The gardener that sold it suggested it could be a symptom of sun burns. I then moved the ...
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What would be the symptoms of a Song of India plant with too little water?

My Song of India (Dracaena reflexa) has brown spots but I certainly am NOT overwatering it. It has 2 hours of direct sun and 10 hours of artificial lighting. I water it about every 9 days, or when the ...
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What could cause brown spots on the leaves of a Song of India plant (Dracaena reflexa)?

As you can see in these pictures our Song of India (Dracaena reflexa) is having some problems. I say it is too much water, while my wife says not. What do you say? Click any photo for full size
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How to prune an overgrown (and now flowering) Dracaena?

My cut Dracaena (houseplant) has become very tall, and now one of the "branches" has flowered. What is the typical way a Dracaena is maintained as a household specimen plant as it outgrows the ...