Dracena marginata caida
Dracaena in english
We have received an inquiry from our social networks about the dracaena marginata, a very typical indoor plant. A follower asks us how to take care of this plant if one of the feet has dried out. First of all, the commercialization process of these plants must be taken into account. Dracaenas marginata are usually grown in tropical areas. Then, trunks of varying thickness and length are harvested and transported to the Netherlands where they are planted in pots. From these trunks, they begin to sprout and are then offered for sale to garden centers. What happens if the stem dries out?1. Dry stemIf one of the stems of the dracaena dries out, that’s okay. That stem may have rotted due to excess moisture. Simply remove it and the rest of the stems will continue to grow normally.2. Dry branchIf instead of drying out the entire trunk is only a part of the branch, just cut that piece to continue growing the rest of the plant.3. New budsIf you lose the terminal bud of the branch, just cut it and, from that cut, three new shoots will be born.Main care of dracaena marginataThe dracaena is a very hardy houseplant but it is important not to overwater it. Here you have more tips on dracaena marginata care, don’t miss the rest of the gardening consultations, they will surely solve some of your most recurrent doubts.
Dracaena marginata care
Dracaena has proven to be one of the plants best suited to indoor growing. It grows just as well near a bright window as it does in the less well-lit corners of the house. We tell you the keys for the maintenance of this plant native to tropical Africa: how much to water it, how to prune it, how to reproduce it… Don’t miss its curiosities!
Therefore, it is one of those plants that must be watered when we observe that the soil has dried out. How to recover a dracaena marginata whose trunk has dried out… Only then, we will water it copiously until the soil in the pot is well moistened. No watering until all the soil dries out again.
Another factor to take into account for a correct maintenance is that the dracaena does not support low temperatures. Below 14 ºC the plant suffers. Its optimum development is at high temperatures, between 22 and 26 ºC.
The pruning process is very simple. A simple incision is made in the stems removing the excess at the top. Where you make the cut, buds will emerge that will be the bearers of new shoots. Pests and diseases
Despite its tropical appearance, dracaena is a wonderful first plant for an unsure homeowner. But be careful how much water it offers or you may see dracaena leaf drop. Read on for more information on why a dracaena is losing leaves and what to do about it.
If your dracaena plant starts dropping leaves, you may be alarmed. But some dracaena leaf drop is completely natural. Like other plants, dracaena drops older leaves as it matures. So if your dracaena is losing leaves that have been around for a while, it’s probably healthy self-cleaning.
When a dracaena is losing leaves, overwatering is the first place to look. But the problem can also be caused by lack of water. Touching the soil at the bottom of the pot will let you know if this may be the case.
How to care for dracaena marginata
This plant with the scientific name «Dracaena Marginata» or Dragon is considered as such and magical properties are attributed to it in different tropical areas of Africa. This domestic shrub of the Asparagaceae family is very popular and used in offices and homes.
Dracaena Marginata is an indoor plant because of the beautiful ornamentation of its deep green and pale green leaves with red edges, slow growing, with 1 or several trunks which grow between 30 to 90 cms. in length and 2 to 7 meters wide.