Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Brown tips on the leaves of my dracaena marginata...does anyone know what the problem might be?

I water the plant about once a week.

Brown tips on the leaves of my dracaena marginata...does anyone know what the problem might be?
The temperature requirements for Dracaena marginata is a comfortable 75 degrees and the water requirements are low. Dracaenas are one of the plants used in the NASA Clean Air Study and has shown to help remove Formaldehyde.





Dracaenas have wide leaves that do accumulate dust. Wipe leaves regularly with a damp cloth to remove dust. Although most Dracaenas have few problems with pest, occasionally mealy bug and scale can attack the plant.





Maybe you should sprinkle it with a very small amount of water every day. Also, use a fertilizer at least every 3 months, or add some extra soil, which will bring it nutrients, minerals, etc...
Reply:How much do you fertilize?





That might be leaf tip burn from too much fertilizer
Reply:yes i do .





brown or " burnt tips " is caused by the roots becoming too dry . the size of the pot means nothing.the best way to know for sure is to get one of those meters for plant watering. the roots should never be allowed to become dry.the second best way to know how dry the soil is is to pop the plant out of the pot and look at the roots.

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  1. What will the roots look like if they're too dry?

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