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Propagation Methods: From woody stem cuttings From hardwood cuttings
Seed Collecting: Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible
On Jan 20, 2011, Plants4myPots from Satellite Beach, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:
I think the negative folks who are having trouble with brown edges are just overwatering and/or giving it too much sun. I've had this plant in a northeast (lowlight) window for a while, and forget to water it very often, and it's limey green and healthy as can be with new growth indoors in FL winter.
The couple dracaenas I have seem to do better when I try really hard NOT to water them very much. I know the Plantfile for this plant say to "water regularly", but it also says "don't overwater." So, let 'em dry out a bit before you water them, and then give it a good drench.
On Sep 16, 2010, jskyieeyes3 from Saint Cloud, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:
i bought my dracaena fragrans "lemon lime" warneckii at lowe's as a clearance plant. (i tend to buy clearance plants a lot because i feel bad for them and want to nurse them back to health..lol) for the first few months i kept it in the house, and it just seemed to be going further downhill, so i moved it outside to the partial shade. it's taken almost a year, but it's finally coming back, and it's just gorgeous! for those of you who have the problem with leaf burn/brown tips: these are floride sensitive plants. in fact, all dracaenas are. you shouldn't water them with tap water. what i do is keep two, 5 gallon buckets in my garden area, fill them up, and let the water sit for two days. it takes that long for the floride to dissapate out of the water (along with other chemicals and water additives that can harm your plants). they're also handy for catching rainwater, which we all know is full of yummy nutrition that plants love. =) if you're unable to do the buckets, simply flushing the plant every few months is very beneficial. it brings the level of flouride in the soil down to the level the tap water is, and gets rid of all the excess. dracaenas can be a bit finicky to care for, but they're a very varied species of plant, and i personally enjoy many of them! hope this helps! =)
On Jan 22, 2009, wormfood from Lecanto, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:
I've had mine 3 years and the last 2 it's got the brown edges and poor appearance. I think I'm over watering. I've tried repotting, twice, and different places of sunlite and shade. It's got a big root system so it's in a big pot with lots of dirt that takes a long time to dry out. So that's all I can think of. It looks like tomato blight.
Put a large squirt of palmalive dish soap in gallon of water, soaked plant roots for a good half hour then flushed it from the soil and let it get pretty dry before watering again. Plant is doing great. Change this one to a positive.
On Dec 6, 2008, Joely08 from Genoa, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:
This plant, when grown correctly, is very beautiful. The colors on the plant, Green and Yellow-Green along with small white stripes separating the two colors provide beauty in any room of the house this is planted (I'm in zone 5A, it's an indoor plant.)
The plants name, fragrans, come because the flowers are said to be highly fragrant, yet I have been unsuccessful on getting this plant to flower. I read in various places that it won't flower until maturity and that potting the plant may affect flowering too. Definitely get this plant at any opportunity you have, it will provide much enjoyment to any indoor setting.
On Aug 22, 2008, chokolatedove from Compton, CA wrote:
I don't know if I'm doing something wrong. But I have one that consistenly comes up with burned crispy edges. From my readings, it seems that it could be chemicals in the water. I am not sure what to do about this. It is indoors...and I haven't had any other problems other than this. I don't know what else to do. What else should I do? I'm not sure what zone I live in...But i have zillions of plants in my apartment and balcony. This is the only one that seems to have issues! And they all use the same water so what gives?
On Jul 4, 2008, palmbob from Tarzana, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:
I think this plant does better in zone 9b in Florida than in California since I live right on the edge of zones 9b and 10a California and this is a super marginal plant here... most cannot grow it well outdoors unless they live in a warm 10a or 10b. This plant hates long periods of cool that we get here in Winter.... also hates full, hot, dry sun. But makes a decent indoor plant.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Pleasant Hill, California Black Diamond, Florida Boca Raton, Florida Fort Myers, Florida Miami, Florida Port Charlotte, Florida Saint Cloud, Florida Genoa, Illinois Richmond, Maine Clementon, New Jersey Beaufort, North Carolina Bethlehem, North Carolina Fruit Hill, Ohio Duncan, Oklahoma Vieques, Puerto Rico Clarksville, Tennessee Lafayette, Tennessee Carrollton, Texas Kalama, Washington