Scientific Name?

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Had these for years, think it's possible to begin braiding them now?
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  • Douglas Hunt Douglas Hunt on Aug 04, 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 Mary on Aug 04, 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 Douglas Hunt on Aug 05, 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 Mary on Aug 05, 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.