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Posted 1M ago by @SlickLime

Hi guys. My dracaena looks sluggish and the leaves are lowered and have lost their hardness. What could this be related to?
#dracaena
1ft to light, direct
8” pot
Last watered 6 days ago
@SlickLime

Your Dracaena prefers medium to bright indirect sunlight but can survive in low light situations. Brown spots on the leaves or pale, bleached leaves usually indicate the plant is getting too much light. Leaves with less variegation, slow growth, and small new leaves indicate it is not getting enough light.

Dracaena plants are popular houseplants for their dramatic foliage and are easy to maintain, thriving with minimal care. Despite their hardiness, however, the leaves on dracaena plants can sometimes become droopy and may soon start to fall off.

Drooping is a condition where the leaves of the dracaena plant no longer stand upright but instead hang lifelessly from the stems. Drooping results chiefly from water stress; however, other variables like extreme temperatures, insufficient light, and rare cases, pests, and disease can also cause leaves to droop.

Water stress refers to a situation where the plant does not receive the right amount of water. Accordingly, both underwatering and overwatering are forms of water stress.

The relationship between under watering and drooping leaves is a relatively straightforward one; a little amount of water applied to the soil equates to a little amount of water in the plant. As such, the leaves will droop from not having enough water.

On the other hand, the relationship between overwatering and drooping is more complicated. As before, the leaves droop due to insufficient water in the plant. However, the insufficiency results from the plant’s inability to take up the water that abounds it in the soil. This inability is caused by the excess water, which blocks oxygen and causes the roots to rot, impacting the plant’s capacity to absorb water and nutrients from the soil.
Okay, I will try to change the place and water more 👌
@SlickLime if you have anymore questions let me know.

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