Help me identify this poor plant

gourJune 13, 2013

Found this plant being neglected at work, it is in very poor condition. Anyone know the name so that I can find out what it likes?

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teengardener1888(NY Albany 5a)

Oh my, it is a Draecana marginata or dragon tree. It needs some serious TLC. Best wishes for health, Rhamel :~)

    Bookmark   June 13, 2013 at 1:47PM
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gour

Any ideas on how to nurse it back to health? The plants went so long without water the stalks are all gnarly and withered. I wonder if its possible to cut off the ends and replant them?

    Bookmark   June 13, 2013 at 2:29PM
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gour

Any ideas on how to nurse it back to health? The plants went so long without water the stalks are all gnarly and withered. I wonder if its possible to cut off the ends and replant them?

    Bookmark   June 13, 2013 at 2:30PM
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teengardener1888(NY Albany 5a)

You can try cutting the tips and putting them in water to root. The stems can be trimmed to 5 inches of the soil and it will hopefully regrow.

    Bookmark   June 13, 2013 at 2:35PM
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pelargonium_gw

When you cut down the stems, you should also give it new soil, and have a look at the pot size. You will see if it's suitable, or if it needs a bigger pot. With good light and regular watering (but not too much) there are chances that the plant may recover.

    Bookmark   June 13, 2013 at 4:38PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL

Lots of info here, more light would help, I agree.

    Bookmark   June 23, 2013 at 4:02PM
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