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My boyfriend has what I believe is a palm. He bought it Lowe's I believe, and it's been perfectly healthy for about a year or so.
In the last couple of weeks, I've noticed it's losing BRAND NEW growth. They aren't turning brown or anything, but are falling off 4 or 5 days or so after growing. And it's not just one or two a day. Today for instance, I notice 7 had fallen off. About the same for yesterday.
I've also noticed it's only on one side of the plant.
I don't have a picture of it, but it's got three separate trunks that are intertwined, and has very "palmy" looking leaves that sort of sprout upward and curve down when the get long enough. He has NO idea what it actually is since he didn't keep the information that came with it, but it was a very expensive plant, and we are both worried it's dying.
Here's a picture of the plant in general. I was mistaken, there are 4 trunks. Also, all of the problems are coming from one trunk, and when you feel that one, it feels like there is air trapped underneath the surface.
The two sprouts OFF of that one trunk are now completely droopy and seem to by dying. I would love to know why, so we can prevent the others from doing so as well.
Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.
that is a dracaena marginata, a relative of the agave. Those branches are rotting... be sure you are not overwatering this plant.. .these are very drought tolerant plants- not like palms at all. I am no expert on these, but I would toss out the soil, clean up the roots (rinse them off well) and restart with new well draining soil, and perhaps not water it for a few weeks to a month.