Mary
Mary
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Asked on Aug 1, 2013

Scientific Name?

MaryDouglas Hunt
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Had these for years, think it's possible to begin braiding them now?
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  • Douglas Hunt
    on Aug 4, 2013

    I suspect most Dracaena marginata are braided at a significantly younger age than yours, Mary, but I suppose it depends on how supple the trunks are.

  • Mary
    on Aug 4, 2013

    Hi Douglas! Thanks for responding. Do you have a guess as to the age, or why the leaves' tips turn yellow/brown? I've been told it's because I've over fertilized it but I haven't fertilized it at all...

  • Douglas Hunt
    on Aug 5, 2013

    Do you water with tap water containing fluoride? Over time, too much fluoride can build up in the soil and that can lead to leaf-tip issues.

  • Mary
    on Aug 5, 2013

    Hi Douglas! I had actually come across the fluoride tip in my research, but we live in the middle of nowhere and doubt that could be the problem. However; now that you mention it I will find out today...thanks for the direction.

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