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Dracaena Florida Beauty stopped growing?

Posted by Eric580 6a (My Page) on
Sun, Dec 22, 13 at 12:07

When we got this plant, it was $1 at Lowe's, so we took him in.We named him Hector after the Trojan prince. He was moved to a larger pot and given housplant fertilizer once a month for two months now. He hasn't grown since. There are leaf buds, but they haven't changed since he was bought. He gets filtered sun through a privacy blind that lets in sun. Please help. Thanks, Eric


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RE: Dracaena Florida Beauty stopped growing?

Hector looks fine, these are very slow growing plants. Fertilizer can't increase it's natural growth speed.


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RE: Dracaena Florida Beauty stopped growing?

Thanks! I was worried about him. So, when will he start to grow more?


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RE: Dracaena Florida Beauty stopped growing?

I don't know if this Drac is a seasonal grower, taking a rest during the shorter days of winter. Glacially slow at any time, never observed a growth spurt. I've tried giving mine a bit more sun while outside but it just burns if the sun shines directly on it except very early in the morning.

If you have just the one plant, it might be worth getting distilled water for it. Dracs are 'allergic' to tap water chemicals.


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RE: Dracaena Florida Beauty stopped growing?

Oh ok. Would it be good to use the chlromine treatment drops I use for the fish tank to soften the water?


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RE: Dracaena Florida Beauty stopped growing?

IDK. Not something I've ever researched or discussed. Does that negate fluoride? I do use some tap water for the short time plants are inside for winter, then use rain water as much as possible while they are outside. I have way too many plants to buy (or transport) distilled.


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