Hi all! I have a young dracaena marginata that I bought nearly two years ago and it was my first plant in years. (Before that, everything I touched died; we don't talk about that time, except to send up a prayer for that poor poor cactus.) My current plant seems to be doing very well. It started as a 6 in. tall bundle of leaves and has now split into two distinct but identical canes, each about 14 in. high with a healthy top. I just upgraded to a larger pot (glazed ceramic, 8 or 9 in. tall) and "The Twins" seem to be adjusting to it very happily except for one thing:
I cannot figure out the watering schedule for this larger pot. I used to be able to water every 10 days like clockwork, check back a couple hours after watering to make sure the drainage tray wasn't holding a pool of excess water, and the plant and me were both satisfied. This new pot is trickier, though. It takes forever to dry out after a watering and the top dries faster than the bottom. 10 days now seems to be too little between watering. I've been seeing brown leaf tips, the soggy kind that comes from overwatering. I thought it might be a soil issue, but it's the same soil I've always used. A while back I also started misting the leaves every few days or so since my home isn't really conducive to the kind of humidity that dracaenas like, but I've returned to just dry-dusting the leaves after the brown tips came about.
If anyone has any advice about this problem, I'd really appreciate it.