Cold Damaged Dracaena Plant

Our cleaning crew in my office set my office plants outside for 10 hours in 20°F weather. Needless to say, neither survived. They are going to replace the plants for me but I need to identify one of them. I have attached a picture. Can you please tell me the name of this plant? I don’t have a picture of when it was healthy, just after it was frozen.

Hi Donna,

pale green translucent leaves on cold damaged dracaena marginata

Your plant is a dracaena marginata. These plants prefer temperatures between 70°-80°F (21.1°- 26.7°C), so you can imagine how seriously damaged they were by being in 20°F temperatures for 10 hours. You can try cutting the plant down to about 4″ above the soil line. The roots may still be alive and the plant may grow back. You can read all my care tips for a dracaena marinate in the popular Houseplant section of the website.