New plant help

Discussion in 'Indoor and Greenhouse Plants' started by lins, May 8, 2013.

  1. lins

    lins New Member

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    I recently brought a corn plant (Massangeana (Dracaena fragrans)... I think) home from a nursery. It's placed in a bright north facing location and I haven't repotted it. I've had it less than a week and its starting to yellow off already. The soil still feels moist (I've been checking daily) and I haven't wanted to overwater. So... not sure why its yellowing off and what I should do about it, any help would be appreciated! Thanks!!
  2. Cearbhaill

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    Kentucky USA Zone 6b
    Make sure the pot has really good drainage.
    Make sure the potting media is not too dense.
    Do not have the pot sitting in a saucer or dish where water collects?
    Was it chilled during the ride home?
    Is it in a warm enough location?
    What type of lighting conditions was the plant kept in at the nursery? Lots of plants do not like change and will react in a variety of manners after a substantial relocation.
    For me, a north facing location is not bright, but I doubt the yellowing is a result of that.

    Describe the yellowing further- is it the entire leaf, does it start at the tips, ect.
    Is it drooping?
    A photo of the affected area would be of tremendous help.

    If I was just guessing I would think it has to do with overwatering- that in combination with cold roots sitting in a collection saucer is a recipe for disaster.

    Good luck and please post a photo!

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