Can someone please help me identify this plant?

mavjoMarch 18, 2014

This plant has been outside in the same pot at my parents house for years, it's always been in the shade but I have now brought it to my apartment and it is indoors.
Could you please help identify this plant?
I he noticed the leaves are dying.
How often and how much water is recommended for feeding ?
And what about exposure to direct/indirect sunlight?

Thanks in advance

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saltcedar(Sunset zn 30/usda 8b)

Dracaena fragrans Cv.

    Bookmark   March 18, 2014 at 8:26AM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL

That's what I think too. The brown leaf can't turn green again, plant would look better if you take that off, but glad you left it on for the pic to show what's going on.

Looks like it has a toxic buildup of something in the soil, likely fluoride, to which this plant is very sensitive. Over time, some tap water can alter the PH of the soil also. Has it ever been repotted? The next time it's dry, I would flush the soil with a gallon of distilled (not bottled drinking water) or rain water if possible. Pour about 1/4 of the gallon on it, wait 15 minutes, pour another quart. Wait 15 minutes, then very slowly pour the last half gallon, all over the surface of the soil, not just in one spot. Then let it dry well before watering again.

It likes very bright shade, but not much if any direct sun outside. In the house, some direct sun that's not during the middle of the day should be fine.

Come on by the house plant forum if you have further questions or need instructions on repotting, best done during summer.

    Bookmark   March 18, 2014 at 6:10PM
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Thanks so much.

I will do as you have recommended!

    Bookmark   March 22, 2014 at 5:44AM
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