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Hello Natalie welcome to you 😊 this plant is a Dracaena marginata otherwise known as a Madagascar dragon tree it may be getting a bit too wet ? Or ironically too dry good drainage is important for these , check the compost and see which it might be . It likes a reasonable light level and some humidity so you could try misting or setting it on a tray of pebbles , hope this is helpful
Thank you @icedance, that's helped me loads! I think it's probably over watered, although I haven't watered in over 10days now the soil is still damp about 1cm from top soil layer. What should I do with the stems that have completely lost leaves? Do I cut these back or will they re-leaf?
You're welcome Natalie, They can re sprout so wait and see for a bit , just want to confirm are the leaves slightly sharp or relatively soft if the former it may be a Yucca elaphantipes not completely clear from pic in which case similar care applies allow to dry out a bit before watering again 💦
The leaves are soft with a thin red strip around the outside... the final lower leaves have just fallen off but I'll not water for another week or so and see if there's an improvement. Thank you again :)
You must remember these are plants of a drier and warmer climate and as you keep them inside over winter they will suffer the effects of heated homes just as much. Perhaps try trick of container of water near plant to help add moisture to air around plant. Gently wipe over leaves with moist rag to remove any dust particles on leaves too. Warmer weather the plant will reshoot though. @nroberts