Over Watered Dracaena Marginata Plant Dying

(Sorry that this is long) I watered my dracaena and it started dying and I thought it was because I watered it too soon. But I saw a video and said it might need to be repotted so I took it out of the pot and I saw that i put regular soil where the drainage hole is but is blocking it. The soil with my plant is wet at the bottom. Should I leave my plant out of the pot and let the soil dry until I can water it again? Or is it too late and I need to propagate it? Which method? Thanks 🙂


Take your plant out of the pot. Remove all of the wet soil and allow the plant to lay out, bare root, for about 24 hours. Repot in a container, with drip holes in the bottom, that is only a few inches larger than the root ball. These plants do best in very small pots and like being root bound!! You can read all my care tips in the Popular Houseplant section of the website.