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zeeshan

A passionate beginner. Love houseplants. Learning the basics of plant care with help of this amazing GT community.

Dracaena reflexa syn. pleomele reflexa

  • Season Icon Mid AutumnMid Autumn 2016
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zeeshan

Planted two more stems to make up for the leaves I killed on this plant.

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gjones

Looks like it's doing good!

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zeeshan

@gjones It's a very moody plant. Just when I begun to feel that it's fine it starts shedding leaves like anything.

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hayleyaj

Hi, do you mist it? You could be losing leaves due to erratic watering? 🤔

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zeeshan

@hayleyaj No I am not misting it. Watering it very sparingly.

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hayleyaj

Is it in a draught or direct sun?

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zeeshan

Indirect light @hayleyaj

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hayleyaj

Mmm... Not easy to diagnose this one then! 🤔🤔

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zeeshan

@hayleyaj So my policy is to add more leaves then I loose (by planting new stems) :)

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hayleyaj

Sometimes you have to concede the parent plant and start with a new one! I suspect this prefers to not have its feet wet? 👍🤔

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  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2016
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zeeshan

No leaf fell in a week. I think it is recovering after scary two weeks. Unbraided the four stems too.

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clustyroen

Very pretty

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zeeshan

Thanks @clustyroen

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lovemygarden65

Like this one, glad it's recovered 💚

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blasome

I like this plant it looks like a giant spider plant...

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gjones

Really like the variegated leaf. It looks like it's doing good for you now!

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zeeshan

@gjones It's still in kind of ICU. Still waiting for a sign of new leaf growth.

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brenhaas

It's a dracanea reflexa... I had one for over 6 years and maybe watered it a dozen times . It's an amazing plant!

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zeeshan

@brenhaas You mean it doesn't need watering at all? Well almost no watering at all?

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  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2016
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zeeshan

Newborn

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zeeshan

@slj these are the new leaves I was talking about.

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slj

Oh yes they look good. It really is a beautiful plant 😍

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  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2016
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zeeshan

Newborn

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  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2016
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zeeshan

So many leaves gone in one day. I don't know what's wrong. How can I know if I am giving too much or too little water.

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zeeshan

@lilium @wesleybrian @brightcolours @slj @nej

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lilium

I was trying to say yesterday, this plant is probably overwatered. Get her out of the pot and change the soil. Just in case check the roots.

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wesleybrian

I agree with @lilium the soil may be too boggy and not free draining enough I'd take it out of the soil remove any rot in the roots and repot it with some sharp sand 😉

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zeeshan

@wesleybrian @lilium Couldn't it be because of less water because the soil feels very dry on the hand?

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wesleybrian

Could be yes, I automatically assumed it was over watered but if it hasn't had enough that's equally important let it soak in a water bowl for 10 minutes and see if it picks up 👍

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brightcolours

My dracaenas will drop HEAPS of leaves when dry. Put yours in a big bucket of a weak seaweed solution and soak till the air bubbles stop.

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slj

I would buy a moister detecter this type likes humid conditions and is one of the hardest to keep. Are the fallen leaves brittle/dry or are they damp to the touch when they fall? Sometimes when the surface is dry it is soaking 2cm down or so, have a little dig down into the soil (that's why I recommend the detector it's good for fussy plants)

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slj

How long have you had this plant?

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zeeshan

@slj I have this plant for two months. The leaves started shedding suddenly. I changed the soil and you was right. While it was dry on the surface it was too wet inside. Let's see how it goes. I can see new small leaves emerging on the top. I hope this encouraging.

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slj

Fingers crossed that sounds like good news I look forward to seeing it back to good health. Remember it will slow right down as winter approaches and will hardly need watered if it's not near a heat sources but it will still enjoy a mist 😊

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leisel

As part of dracaena family traditionally dont like /need a lot of water, so perhaps allow it to dry out a bit. @zeeshan

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  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2016
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zeeshan

A drying leaf. Could this be a cause of concern?

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zeeshan

@wesleybrian @slj @lilium @brightcolours

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lilium

I'm not sure. Is that the only leaf or is there more of them?

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zeeshan

@lilium This is the only one so far.

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slj

Has it had any direct light or damage? if it's the only one I wouldn't worry too much it may just be the age of the leaf

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lilium

I was going to ask the same as @slj . Plus is the soil to wet maybe?

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zeeshan

It's not getting direct light and soil isn't too wet either. Should I let the soil dry out before watering again? @slj @lilium

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slj

I would let the surface dry but I would just stick to what you normally do it will loose old leafs just watch it for signs of any problems and stick to your usual routine for now the other foliage looks good

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brightcolours

Looks normal to me. @leisel @nej

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lilium

It's always better to let the soil dry. Just cut off that leaf and keep an eye.

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nej

I agree let the soil dry out a bit between watering. Otherwise this is normal, old leaves will dry out and eventually fall off

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slj

This variety needs humidity and is one of the hardest dracaena to grow. Are the leaves that fall dried or sort of wet? Investing in a soil moisture gauge is quite often a good idea with growing harder varieties I wouldn't be without mine. And also what kind of water do you use are you using tap water? And how long have you had it?

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  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2016
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brightcolours

#dracaena #songofindia #indoor

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brightcolours

#variegated

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Naomi126

👌🏻📸👌🏻 lovely one for the wish list 👌🏻

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Jason

@zeeshan I have this one and two other varieties. This is my favorite. #Draceana

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Jason

@zeeshan I like the braiding concept. I am going to use it on the ones I have.

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zeeshan

@Jason Saw yours. It's lovely.

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