Dracaena drooping

fandog(6a)July 16, 2013

My dracaena has been drooping more and more and im not sure what the problem is. Any advice?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
pumpkineater2

It seems fine to me but hey, what do I know? Sorry, I don't have any advice for you. I hope you find help soon!

    Bookmark   July 17, 2013 at 2:01AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL

It looks fine to me. The bottom leaves point down, that's normal. Do you open those blinds during the day? Is there some kind of white stuff in the crown of the leaves or is that just a trick of the camera?

You can see the tops of one in the bottom right in this pic.

    Bookmark   July 17, 2013 at 9:20AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
sradleye

looks thick and bushy, maybe the plant just naturally wants to drop some of the older leaves?

    Bookmark   July 17, 2013 at 9:23AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
teengardener1888(NY Albany 5a)

It looks perfectly normal for D. marginata, assuming that is what it is?

    Bookmark   July 17, 2013 at 10:26AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL

Yes, it is D. marginata - the original plant of this discussion. The one in my pic is D. marginata 'Tricolor.' HTH!

Edited to clarify ambiguousness

This post was edited by purpleinopp on Wed, Jul 17, 13 at 15:31

    Bookmark   July 17, 2013 at 11:24AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
rooftopbklyn

I am on my second indoor Marginata currently. The first fell prey to an awful case of what I believe is known as powdery mildew. If left unchecked it causes leaves to first droop and then drop. It also affects my current plant, but I have been successful keeping it in check with semi-regular applications of a neem oil based spray.

It's hard to tell from your picture, but look for a powdery substance at the juncture of the trunk and leaves.

For what its worth, mine has much longer leaves than yours, and many of them end up pointing downwards (drooping, I guess), especially as they get longer and older.

I don't know if powdery mildew is known to attack these particular plants, or if its because they both came from the same Lowes store.

    Bookmark   July 17, 2013 at 11:59AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Planting Zones
I need to know the Zone for Toronto, Ontario, Canada....
bobv2
Name that plant!
I found this plant at Walmart with the usual "foliage"...
elizabeth_101
"Heirloom" geraniums, coleus, impatiens etc.
perhaps this isn't exactly a houseplant question......
grimesel1993
Febuary Flowers
This is my month!! I finally have a decent amount of...
teengardener1888
Does anyone know the name of this plant?
Does anyone know the name of this plant?
Aran Yeo
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™