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sunburned dracaena

Posted by teengardener1888 NY Albany 5a (My Page) on
Sat, May 18, 13 at 11:18

can i help it!


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RE: sunburned dracaena

I think so, teen you are so good with all your plants, what happened? This is one plant that doesnt like our NY sun :>( I'd just leave it alone for a few days, I know I dont have to tell you to keep it away from any sun light for now until it recovers. The way you love plants this one will recover with all your TLC.....


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RE: sunburned dracaena

i didnt burn it, my mom put it outside to get sun after winter. i told her time and time again, dont touch without asking. does she listen................. NO!!!!!i!!!


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RE: sunburned dracaena

Sorry that happened! Frustrating, no doubt, especially on a Drac. Only the leaves with visible burn spots should be damaged. I'd wait a few days to see what's what, then trim to suit your eye as necessary. Cold did a similar thing to one of mine a while back, luckily they're not ALL so sensitive (to either thing.)


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RE: sunburned dracaena

Dracaenas can take full sun, but not a sudden shift from shade to sun. The damage will only be cosmetic and new leaves will soon replace the damaged ones.


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RE: sunburned dracaena

Yes unfortunately you won't save those damaged leaves but I'd just let it grow on, esp the top leaf, and not trim that as it'll be more obvious right now.


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RE: sunburned dracaena

Okay. Thanks for the help


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RE: sunburned dracaena

As Tropicbreezent says, dark Dracaenas like this (it's a Janet Craig, right?) can adapt to high light but sudden change to bright light will do this, especially to the newest growth. Cut the damaged bits off (maybe use as an excuse to prune whole heads off?) and it will recover.

We had a beautiful one in a client's office that was moved from shade to full sun and had to be binned because the whole of one side was ruined.


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