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HOw should i apply Anti Rot to a 16 year old Dragon tree that seems to be dying from root rot?

I can see that the soil is damper than it should be and have cleared around the base of the two remaining trees, and was advised that Anti Rot might help. Do you have any other suggestions as to how to save these beautiful trees? I had 4, ignored the first death 2 years ago, then realized it wasnt an isolated problem when the second one died this year. Now fronds on the two big trees are beginning to fall off. Can i save them??? thanks so much for your help!

Australian Natives • Diseases

Hi Merran,

Thank you for contacting Yates.

The dragon tree is prone to root rot when there is drainage issue of soil. The product Anti rot is a systemic fungicide that absorbs the chemical and controls any fungal pathogen around roots. However, we strongly recommend to improve soil drainage to prevent further infections. I suggest improving soil before planting by digging in some Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser, which is a manure based, certified organic fertiliser, and will provide all the nutrients (nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus) for your plants need to grow and thrive. You could also transplant the plant into pots while improving soil. 


Hope this helps and happy gardening :)



Answered: 19 Feb, 2021

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