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Found this and it is in a railing box, does anyone know what it is and how to care for it?

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  • Chloe Crabtree Chloe Crabtree on Apr 11, 2021

    That is a dracena, but it looks like it is dead and beyond saving to me. You can read more about them here: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/dracaena/dracaena-houseplant-care.htm

    • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Apr 12, 2021

      Thanks for the link, the bottom of the trunk had tiny green outshoots-you can't see them in the picture, I cut off the top and spray painted it with silver highlights and stuck it in with the Yucca plants. Looks like it grew there.

  • Janice Janice on Apr 11, 2021

    Chloe is correct, it's a dracena. There are several varieties and usually a huseplant, though it can do well on a patio during appropriate weather. It looks as though yours has gone to long without care to be revived.

    • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Apr 12, 2021

      Thanks for your help.

      The bottom of the trunk had tiny green outshoots-you can't see them in the picture, I cut off the top and spray painted it with silver highlights and stuck it in with the Yucca plants. Looks like it grew there.

  • Chaz Chaz on Apr 11, 2021

    Yes it is in the dracaena family of cordyline line plants it can be saved and come back. Look for information on dying cordyline plants.

    • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Apr 12, 2021

      Thanks for your help.

      The bottom of the trunk had tiny green outshoots-you can't see them in the picture, I cut off the top and spray painted it with silver highlights and stuck it in with the Yucca plants. Looks like it grew there.

  • It is a dracaena, but it's seen better days. You can try cutting it back and watering it, it may come back.

    • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Apr 12, 2021

      The bottom of the trunk had tiny green outshoots-you can't see them in the picture, I cut off the top and spray painted it with silver highlights and stuck it in with the Yucca plants. Looks like it grew there.

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Apr 11, 2021

    Hello. Appears that your plant has had some severe exposure or neglect and it’s likely dead if not dormant. It should be green. Here’s a link on care of the plants in case you care to purchase another one


    https://www.proflowers.com/blog/dracaena-care

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    • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Apr 12, 2021

      Awesome to hear this. Congrats on the plant rescue!

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Apr 12, 2021

    Hello,

    Looks like a Cordyline! The come in Green/cream stripe, Green or Red. Soak it overnight and repot it up or plant it out. You could also use Plant Reviver on it!

    Best wishes.

    • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Apr 12, 2021

      The bottom of the trunk had tiny green outshoots-you can't see them in the picture, I cut off the top and spray painted it with silver highlights and stuck it in with the Yucca plants. Looks like it grew there.

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Apr 12, 2021

    I don't know what it is but I have something that looks like it that I got in a $1 box. I just threw it in the ground, feed every 2 weeks with a micronutrient, and water if it gets super dry. It's 3 years old and has done well.

    • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Apr 12, 2021

      The bottom of the trunk had tiny green outshoots-you can't see them in the picture, I cut off the top and spray painted it with silver highlights and stuck it in with the Yucca plants. Looks like it grew there.

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