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Posted 4M ago by @tango

Help please!!
What is doing this to my plant? First 2 photos are of worst affected leaves, 3rd is one of the better ones. Some have no markings at all, but about half have some sort of textured browning. Checked for pests and don’t see any but once I figure this out I’m ready to pull out the neem spray!!

I love this plant SO MUCH and I really want him to be okay. Please help me!! #CornstalkDracaena #Dracaena #PestControl #help #PlantsMakePeopleHappy #PLANTMAFIA #PlantAddict
3ft to light, direct
8” pot with drainage
Last watered 4 days ago
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I don't know how much this will help you, but I've heard of something called "brown spot" that can develop on some plants.

I can't really find out what causes it, but what I have recently read is that you should prune the leaves that have the spots and keep an eye on the plant.

Clearly you take good care of your plant- you can tell by the glossy leaves.
I don't know what's causing that, but here's a link that may help https://leafyplace.com/dracaena-fragrans-corn-plant-care-and-growing-guide/
@Sassylimey thank you!! I’ll check that out.
@tango let’s ask @sarahsalith to see if she has seen it. I have one and I have never seen indentions like that before.
@KikiGoldblatt me neither!! I was super confused, so I went straight to greg- πŸ˜‚
Good evening, y'all. Thanks for the tag, @KikiGoldblatt

Tango, how long have you had the plant? Honestly, my first thought was that it was physical damage that happened before you noticed.
Is it all of the leaves or just a few on one side?
@sarahsalith hmm… I have had it for around 2 years. I do catch my bird around it occasionally, but this is not her chewing because it doesn’t go all the way through.
@sarahsalith just a few, scattered around… there are 3 plants in the pot and it seems to be on the bigger leaves of the 2 largest plants.
@KikiGoldblatt you seem to be knowledgeable about fungus and such, do you have an idea?
@sarahsalith sounds good… thank you!! He was the houseplant that started my obsession, and one of my favorites, so i hope he gets better! I will report back. 😊
@tango good! It's a beautiful plant and I'd love to see a positive update. ☺️
Mine has it too, but only on this one leaf. It’s been there since I bought it and hasn’t spread or gotten worse. I’ve always thought it was sunburn πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ
@ivysaur oh interesting!! Good to know. Maybe it’s just a weird thing with this plant! πŸ˜‚
what temperature/humidity has it been kept at and do you use tap water? You may want to check the roots, and the soil if possible. Make sure there are no signs of root rot, pot bounding, or soil problems, check the pH and make sure you don't have a salt imbalance. You may want flush it with a distilled or ionized water if you use tap water. My first thought was some type of mites or mildew/ fungal infection but I'm not sure. Whatever it is, it looks like some kind of opportunistic condition. The good news is that small changes now can help it along. Keep a log of temperature/humidity and sunlight and watch the rate of it's progression. Try adding more light, but less heat because if it is a fungus or mildew, heat/moisture may spread it faster around 65-85 degrees Fahrenheit. The rate of change can be clues to help you narrow down the cause.
@YesMandarin cool thank you!! I mist it every few days but the room it’s in is just kept at normalhumidity levels. I repotted recently and the roots looked fine, but maybe that’s changed? And as for the water, I do use tap water… which I have been meaning to change for a long time, so that’s definitely a large possibility!!
@poisonivy213 that looks super helpful, thank you!!

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