Why ohh why is my palm plant dying!!😫

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Hello everyone!😫last question i asked was about my plant, and i did what i thought would be the best choice for it... Well i dont know if im the one that is doing this or the plant is simply not wanting to survive...
All the leaves are falling when i repotted it, the roots were really healthy and thick! I figured it was going to make it! Now all i have is leaves falling and its getting worst and worst i dont want it to die please someone tell me what i did or didn't
q why ohh why is my palm plant dying
My before and after... You clearly can see the Plant losing
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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Aug 07, 2017
    It looks like you are overwatering the Dracaena.Try to repotting the plant in fresh soil,making sure there are drainage holes.Water only when the first few inches of soil are dry to the touch.Never allow the plant to sit in water
    • Claudia Claudia on Aug 07, 2017
      well i thought so until i stopped watering it took it outside to get dry and left it alone! I made sure it was dry but it still kept dropping leaves so then i addef water maybe then i was wrong and it still keeps going
  • Ebbjdl Ebbjdl on Aug 07, 2017
    Try repotting again this time put some stone in the bottom, then the plant. It might have root rot. Good Luck!
    • Claudia Claudia on Aug 07, 2017
      ok ill put stones... The weird thing is when i changed it to a bigger pot i saw the roots and it has nice color and thick roots?! It didnt havr any problems there
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Aug 07, 2017
    Do not put stone in the bottom,that creates even more moisture.
  • Looks to be overwatered. Repot in fresh soil. I stick my finger in a couple inches down, if dry, water. If damp, check again in a couple days. I water in the kitchen sink and let drain well before replacing to its spot.
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  • M M on Aug 07, 2017
    Looks like it needs more light. Bright morning sun. Also drainage. To keep pots from getting too heavy try using styrofoam in the bottom of the pot to ensure good drainage. Use good soil as well. Reusing old potting soil can damage plants as it can contain fungus organisms that can keep your plant from thriving...Good Luck
  • Claudia Claudia on Aug 07, 2017
    yes i have it next to the window door and it has light i take em outside every other sunday! Im so so sad that im losing one😫😔 i brought one back from dying when i got it and just to see it going down getting worst brakes my heart bc i got other plants and this one was one of my first so it does hurt to not be able to stop it from getting really bad
  • Ger27871176 Ger27871176 on Aug 07, 2017
    It's in shock. Go to Wal-Mart and get vegetable and flower food it's the same price as the other one's take two of the big scupper to one gallon of water and use warm water always when you feed your plants it is grate for all your plants mixed well and feed then put it in the shade for a couple of weeks and it will live
  • Ger27871176 Ger27871176 on Aug 08, 2017
    Moreover. Make sure not to put it in to big of a potted only go one or two sizes bigger than the potted you took it out of. And get a water bottle and spray it one time a day. You will see a big difference in it overnight after you have feed it. And remember every 4 th time water you need to feed. Instead of just watering ok happy gardening
    • Claudia Claudia on Aug 11, 2017
      i have a water bottle and ive got the plant food, i use drinking water i only use tap water when ive ran out of the drinking water... I have taken it outside to see if sun will bring it back to life!
      I don't know if it happens to everyone but i got really sad when i started seeing it go bad to worse maybe im putting to much attention and need to let it be.. my kids think im a lil crazy for talking to them and trying to hug em. I just want them to know i care and love em they are beautiful like kids
  • Elaine Elaine on Aug 11, 2017
    Gee, I'm very surprised to see this type of plant die. The photos look like it's a type of Dracanea (probably Dracanea Marginata) and they are one tough plant! I've had many of them and when they get too leggy for say, a certain area in my home, I've even sawed them in half and re-rooted the top half in water then re-potted it and then had two plants.

    Have you looked closely at the soil? Do you see any dark brown bugs crawling around in the soil? If so, take it outside and hose the plant and roots clean, washing the pot thoroughly and repotting the bare-rooted plant with new soil. Have you looked for bugs under the leaves? Dracaneas usually aren't prone to aphids and such but it's wise to check. Don't forget, it is NORMAL for a Dracanea to drop its bottom leaves! I said, above, that I would saw them in half if I wanted them kept short but I have also let them grow into full height (tree height) and the bottom leaves always drop off - it's natural for leaves to yellow, turn brown and fall off. Maybe your plant is just fine!!
    • Sandi Adams Sandi Adams on Apr 04, 2021

      Thanks for the info! A few of the lower leaves suddenly started to turn colour and die. My plant's been healthy and growing for 2 years. I was so worried. One question: do I let them fall off naturally, or should I cut them off? It's been 4 years since your post...hope you're still around😊. Cheers!

  • Claudia Claudia on Aug 11, 2017
    Elaine... It is that plant!!! And i now have one stalk with barely any im very sad it got like that it is so beautiful when its in full bloom i have a name for all of my plants.... i called this one spiky i did all the steps it started growing so i changed the pot i sprayed it regularly gave it plant food im trying to remember what did i do that made it go down? I did feel it was ok to drop leaves i saw the growth hence the reason i repotted it...
    Im also seeing alot of gnats, or aphids ive done all i can and i will do more i just hate to see em suffer because they are so beautiful nd i enjoy having plants but i dont want to kill em either so i get really upset
    All of these comments will come in handy
    Thanks a bunch!!
    • Elaine Elaine on Apr 04, 2021

      Hi Claudia: I’m not sure you are asking me or, perhaps, someone else but it’s best to just let the bottom leaves turn yellow and drop off on their own. If you want the plant to grow straight, rotate the pot every week or two as it will ‘bend’ toward the light.


      If you want it to have say, an interesting kink/bend in the main trunk, then let it stay in the same position for months, then when it has enough of a bend/kink, rotate it. A friend of mine did that and it looked pretty cool.


      If it gets too tall in a few years, cut the main stem, stick the top portion in water and it will re-root. Don’t stick it outside in bright sun as the main leaves will burn. It likes medium light.

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