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19ashe86
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Dragon Tree round 2 HELP Cat Palm still browning/yellowing..

ok so after killing my first 3 trunk dragon tree i have since finally gotten 3 trees (each at different times)) and planted them all together and they were doing well

today i noticed the newest tree's leaves are falling off... but mostly just the bottom leafs.. anyway I pulled off the dead ones and tried to keep as many on the stems as i could....

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i am not going to water it for a couple weeks and see if that helps....

My cat palm is also still brown tipping and yellowing.. i have trimmed the tips and tried to rinse the soil. i am now using rain water to water ALL my plants... should i take it outside next watering and rinse the soil with rain water really well???

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19ashe86
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help

HELP PLEASE!!!

do i just let the dragon trees leaves fall off and hope they re grow.. the other 2 trees are fine its just that one


my cat palm younger shouts are still yellowing and browning...

Ive read so many conflicting things about cat palms i have no idea if I'm even doing it right.

some say heavily water others say don't and just water normally

also any dragon tree advice??

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Hi There :) I haven't got any experience with dragon tree and am a bit of a beginner in gardening in general. I'm thinking people just may not be responding because they either aren't familiar with Dragon Tree or perhaps just because those that do are already covering a bunch of different forums at once and just haven't gotten to yours yet. Either way though They "Will" get to your forum :)

I know the urgency of thinking you may be losing a beloved plant. So as i've always gotten great info from this site I am going to give you a link that may or may not help you. When I come across information that is contradicting I tend to just go with the main sites snd then compare the information and decide what they "together" are trying to tell me. If that still fails and you still aren't getting replies on here then you can always bring it to a gardening specialist in your area, or maybe even ask the person that you bought it from. (if you bought it) Any gardening place near your home should be able to give you advice about your tree...

I wish you luck with your Dragon Tree and hope that it will be feeling better soon! :flower:
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microcollie
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Dracaena marginata (the dragon tree) will lose the bottom leaves as part of it's growth cycle. The rings around the stems are the sites of old leaves. With it just being transplanted, I wouldn't worry too much about it losing a few suddenly. There is a difference, however, in a single root system creating a three-branched plant, and potting three pots in the same pot. You will have the plants competing against each other to get water and nutrients. Water and feed accordingly. I've always let them dry between waterings and try to mist the foliage regularly to keep spider mites at bay. Mid to low light levels seems to suit them.
Chamaedorea (cat palm) I've always kept moist, but not damp. Good drainage and frequent watering seems to help them. That said, tip browning is often a sign of over watering. Make sure that the soil drains well and doesn't stay damp. Again, misting and close monitoring for spider mites and mealy bug is essential.
From the pictures, both plants could use a thorough washing. Many nurseries will spray fungicides, miticides, pesticides as a preventitive measure on all plants. It's the whitish residue that you often see on plants in the store. If you can take them outside, sprinkle them, then dry them with a damp sponge, they"ll be happy. While you're doing that, check the undersides of the leaves closely for any insect activity or webbing. The leaves should have a healthy sheen when they are clean. If a plants leaves get clogged with "stuff", it can't thrive.
Good luck!
By the way...what are you hoping to wash out of the soil?

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19ashe86
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salt

im hoping to wash salt out.. when i go to walmart i will pick up new soil for the cat palm i think the soils too dense...

as for my dragon tree the tips of where the leaves used to be are now drooped over...
i wasnt losing some leaves i lost ALOT and now the ones that have managed to stay on are drooped over.


Should i just cut the 3 leafing trunks down and hope they re grow??

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scratch that

scratch that.. i tossed the dying/dead dragon tree. the trunk was mushy... i'll just buy a new one eventually and start over.. im getting new soil though

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microcollie
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What kind of salt and how did it get in your soil?



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