Name of Plant and Why It’s getting Brown Leaves

Can you identify this plant? If so, what should I do with the brown leaves? What should I do to prevent them from turning brown?.

Hi Carissa,

Your plant is called a dracaena marginata. It is a stalk plant with means it is perfectly okay for it to lose its bottom leaves as long as it is getting new leaves on top. This is what it will eventually look like.

If just the tips of the leaves throughout the plant are turning brown then you are using water that has too much chlorine, fluoride, or salt in it; or you are giving the plant too much plant food. You can read all of my care tips for a dracaena marginata in the Popular Houseplant section of the website.