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by Papatoad on December 16, 2004 03:53 AM
Having a mild fall, I left my Dracaena marginata's outside. I was pretty good at bringing them in for the evening. I left them out one night and it frosted pretty bad. This has been about a month ago. Since then all the leaves have fallen off, and the stalks have shriveled. I cut the stalks down to the soil level. I dumped them out the other day and the roots still appear to be alive. Will they slowly die or is there a chance that they will send up new shoots. This has really bothered me since it happened. Should I keep them wet or feed? Thanks [Eek!]
by mom54 on December 16, 2004 09:05 PM
Hang on to the plant. I wouldn't fertilize it now. Do whatever you normally would do. Just make sure it doesn't get "cold" again. If the roots look alright, you probably have not lost it. Good Luck!!!!!

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by Jiffymouse on December 18, 2004 02:48 AM
if it was only bitten one night, and the roots are healthy, it'll come back, just don't fertilize it for now. patience is the key...

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