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Help! I think I just killed my dragon tree..

Gardening Reference » Gardening in 2006
by Mona Leilani on June 16, 2006 01:41 PM
Okay.. So I think I've done something stupid.
I have a dracaena marginalis that was having issues with bugs on the soil, as well as being pot-bound. I re-potted it, and found that you can kill soil insects by drenching the soil with an insecticidal soap. After some further searching, I found a recipe for home-made insecticidal soap, which is to put two tablespoons of Dawn liquid soap into one gallon of water and apply. So I took the Dawn soap that we had, Ultra Concentrated Dawn antibacterial soap, and put 1 and a half tablespoons into the jug. Then, I drenched the soil with it, until it had ran through the pot through the drainage hole.
Now I found this site which says not to use extra strength and anti-bacterial soap. Did I just kill my plant?! I did this just a few minutes ago, maybe I can save it?!
Thanks! [Frown]
by markr on June 16, 2006 02:25 PM
well i would try to give it another good soaking with rain water, to try to wash out what youve just put in.

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