New member, need help with dying corn plant

aly531(South Carolina)January 31, 2013

I have a corn plant that was given to me last spring and it's been slowly dying. I have been careful about not watering too much as I read that was a big problem with these plants. I've never had many house plants so I'm very new at this, but I feel awful because I think this plant may be beyond help...

Thank you for any advice at all!


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A plant out of the light and without water. Those 2 things will make it look like this.

    Bookmark   January 31, 2013 at 6:58PM
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aly531(South Carolina)

It's been in front of a window that gets some morning light and I've been watering it about every 10 days. When my friend gave me the plant she said she had put it in a new pot and trimmed the root ball. There used to be 2 stalks coming out of the cane, but it got very brown and all of the leaves started dropping off so I cut that stalk off. The leaves on the new growth at the base of the cane look somewhat healthier, but I'm just not sure what to do next...

    Bookmark   January 31, 2013 at 8:12PM
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tapla (mid-MI z5b-6a)

The plant has a fungal infection that probably started in the roots and has gone systemic, attacking the plant's vasculature - which is why you can see even the main stem withering and collapsing on itself as a result of the plant's inability to move water. Sadly, I would agree with you that the plant isn't going to recover. ;-(


    Bookmark   January 31, 2013 at 8:50PM
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