Dying dragon plant - healthy leaves dropping

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  1. Msilk

    Msilk New Member

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    hi, I’ve had this dragon plant for a month, and suddenly all of the leaves from the shorter stem are dropping off. It went from healthy to no leaves in 2 or 3 days. Can anyone advise what to do?

    I have been watering it pretty infrequently (every 10-14 days or so), and it doesn’t get direct sunlight. I’ve made sure the soil is dry before watering again. The label on the plant says it needs minimal water and shade.
     

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  2. Daniel Mosquin

    Daniel Mosquin Renowned Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Did it encounter cold temperatures when you were transporting it home?
     
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    Msilk New Member

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    No. It’s been quite warm here in Germany over the past 6 weeks, between 25-30 deg C
     
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    Daniel Mosquin Renowned Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Hmm, well, hopefully someone with experience growing these steps in. Sounds like you are doing the correct watering regime (not overwatering), light seems good.
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Where did you get it? I'm wondering if the stalks were just stuck into soil before you got it and they didn't have roots, would have needed more water until the roots developed.
     
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    At a plant store...
     
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    Also I’ll mention that the other stalk seems alive and well and fine
     

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