How to Save My Overwatered Dracaena Marginata?

Written by Ivy

May 05 2022

How to Save My Overwatered Dracaena Marginata?
Overwatered Dracaena marginata will have rotten stems, which we need to pay special attention to when taking care of Dracaena Marginata. Dracaena marginata has certain drought tolerance, but is afraid of floods. If the water is frequently watered or the water volume cannot be well controlled during the breeding period, it will lead to ponding in the basin soil, and the roots and stems will be soaked in the water for a long time, which will hinder the root respiration, and over time, it will lead to the rotten roots and stems of overwatered Dracaena marginata.

Why is My Dracaena Marginata Overwatered?

Dracaena marginata can endure drought, but if we don't water it according to its growth environment, it will lead to Dracaena marginata overflow. Watering is mainly based on the dry and wet conditions of the soil to decide whether to water. Generally, it is necessary to wait until the soil is dry and then pour water for several times. The amount of water should be controlled each time, and there must be no excessive ponding. Once you water too much, you can stop watering for a period of time. We can move the flooded Dracaena marginata to a place with good ventilation, and use a small wooden stick to pierce several holes in the soil to promote the loss and evaporation of water as soon as possible.

Signs of Overwatered Dracaena Marginata

During the cultivation of Dracaena marginata, the main reason for shrinkage is improper watering. Many friends can't master the frequency of watering, either watering too much or too little, which will seriously affect the growth of Dracaena marginata. When the watering is too little, the root system cannot absorb enough water to supply the growth of Dracaena marginata, and the branches and leaves will turn yellow and dry, and the plants will wilt. When the watering is too much, the root system is easy to rot, which will lead to the withering or even direct wilting of overwatered dracaena marginata.
  • Slow Growth
  • Discoloration
  • Droopy Foliage
  • Brown Rot
  • Wilted Leaves
  • Leaves Falling Off
  • Leaf Discoloration
  • Darker in Color
  • Loss of its Original Bright Green Color

How to Rescue Overwatered Dracaena Marginata

We found that when we watered Dracaena marginata too much, we need to stop watering in time, put it in a ventilated place to accelerate water evaporation, and replant it after pruning and disinfection if necessary. watering dracaena marginata is mainly based on the dryness of the soil. If the soil becomes dry by hand, it should be watered in time, and watered thoroughly at one time, but there should be no ponding. In winter, the temperature is low. It is best to water at noon, the water temperature should not be too low, and the watering times should not be too many.
Not only Dracaena marginata, but all plants are not recommended to be watered directly with tap water. Tap water is also called "hard water". Watering plants with hard water for a long time is easy to cause plants to turn yellow and leaves to fall off. Everyone keeps Dracaena marginata in a different environment, so they should not water according to their watering plan. Watering itself is an irregular thing. We can often observe the soil. If it is too dry, we can water less. If it is too wet, we can stop watering temporarily.
Dracaena marginata hibernates in winter. During hibernation, it will not absorb a large amount of water, so it is necessary to control its watering amount, otherwise it will lead to overwatered Dracaena marginata. You can water it once every ten days to keep the soil dry, so that you can hibernate safely. Many problems with the leaves of this plant are related to watering. Other plants are not only this plant, but also other plants. If the water cannot be discharged smoothly when watering too much, the flower soil will be in a wet state for a long time. At this time, the roots of the overwatered dracaena marginata will not normally absorb the nutrients and water in the flower soil, and its leaves will naturally curl.
We can first move the flooded Dracaena marginata to a place with good ventilation for a period of time. If it is planted in a thin and high colored glaze basin, we can consider replacing it with a low plain pottery basin, which is very beneficial to its growth, because the plain pottery basin has good air permeability.

What Happens If You Don't Treat an Overwatered Dracaena Marginata?

If you don't treat an overwatered dracaena marginata, it will become susceptible to diseases, particularly root rot.