Michelle M
 
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  • Help! He is drooping and losing color!
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      Paris Lalicata Hi Michelle! It looks like your Dracaena is drooping due to moisture related stress. If the soil has dried out then the plant is drooping due to needing more water. If so, aerate the soil with a pencil chopstick in case it got compacted and water the plant. Allow a few days to go by to give the plant some time to perk back up. If the soil is still moist then I would increase the light and allow it to dry out before watering. The plant still looks healthy and should bounce back!
  • Rubber tree , dropping all leaves
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      Paris Lalicata Hi Michelle! From what I can see the Rubber tree looks super thirsty - usually when the petioles on the plant begin to droop it's ready for water. I'd aerate the soil with a chopstick/pencil in case it has compacted around the roots then give the plant a thorough watering. It should perk back up after a few days with enough light as well! Also for your grow light, the light should be placed over the plant to hit the foliage since this is the part of the plant that captures light energy. Keeping it underneath the foliage is most likely not providing as much as it would if it was above the plant!
  • ZZ plant
    Hello! I recently bought this plant last month. He’s dropped a ton of leaves and has a bunch of these green/yellow leaves, any thoughts?
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      Paris Lalicata Hi Michelle! It looks like overwatering to me- I would recommend either increasing the plants exposure to bright indirect light, or watering less frequently. Make sure you allow the soil to dry out complete between waterings. ZZ plants are very drought tolerant which makes them super sensitive to overwatering!
  • Spots?
    Hello! He is getting little spots on his leaves, is it from overwatering?
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      Paris Lalicata Hi Michelle! The yellow spots look like they could be caused by excessive moisture, or caused by build up of salts in the soil from hard water. The Dracaena will tolerate low light well, but will thrive better in medium-bright indirect light and allowed to dry out completely between waterings. Frequency of waterings can be increased with increased light levels! If you currently use tap water then leaving it out over night to 24 hours before watering the plants should help those excess salts evaporate. Otherwise bottled spring, distilled, or rain water should suffice!
  • Corn plant
    Hello, I’ve been struggling with my corn plant, I did overwater him I think but now every time I water him (2 weeks) he doesn’t look great. Hes in a corner of a room that gets a lot of light but no direct sun.
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      Paris Lalicata Hi [305279,Michelle M]! How far away is the plant from the light source? It seems like the plant may be declining due to low light levels. I would recommend downloading a free light meter app on your phone and measure the intensity of light hitting the plants leaf surface. This way you'll know what kind of light the plant is actually receiving in that part of the room. Anything below 50 foot candles is too low to support plant growth, and you'll notice the closer to the light source the higher the reading (and the happier the plant) will be!
  • Yellow leaf
    Hello! My little plant here has given a yellow leaf every time I water it...then I try to go for 3-4 weeks watering but then that gives off yellow leaves too, help! He is currently in a corner of my bedroom that gets modest sun, but the window is a bit away. 
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      Amy Hi Michelle! I'd try watering from the bottom and also aerating the soil with a chopstick! - (:
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      Pei Hi [305279,Michelle Mckinnon] for Monstera, I'd suggest to put it in a brighter locations. It's actually consider low light if the plant is more then 3-5 feet away from the window (light source).
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