Don’s Expert Answers: brown weathered leaves

Question From:
Yvonne & Dave Reesby in Maroochydore, Maroochydore Queensland

Nature of problem:
brown weathered leaves

Type of Plant (if known):
Cordyline Fruticosa

Symptoms of Plant Illness (please try NOT to diagnose your problems yourself):
brown and shredded leaves from Lack of water and wind

Soil Type (e.g. sandy, clay or loam) OR Potting Mix Type:
dumped soil left by developers

How often do you water the plant:
as often as is possible with restricted water supply

How many hours of sunlight does the plant get each day:
full sun

How long since you planted it:
7 years

Have you fertilised? If so, with what and when:
yes generic seasol fertiliser and time release osmocote and sheep poo

Is the plant indoors or outdoors:

Is the plant in a pot or in the ground:

What other treatments have you given the plant:
as above

Upload photo if available:

Other Comments:
I would like to know whether I should prune these plants right back and let them regenerate utilising intensive watering

Sorry Yvonne & Dave, but I can’t help you. I have no details as to how often you water the plant, no info on soil type, no info on how often you water, and no photo. I want to help, but you have attempted to diagnose your own problems without giving me enough info to do a professional diagnosis. This is why we ask people not to diagnose their own problems. Only wanting to help you for free, Don