Beginner with dying dracaena marginata
I'm new to the forum and to owning/caring for plants, I wonder if anyone can help me..
I got my first house plant, a dracaena marginata, at the beginning of December 2013. I noticed after a month or so that the tips of the leaves were turning brown. This week they've began dropping off quite rapidly and I've noticed that the smallest stalk (the first to lose its leaves) feels soft/mushy.
I've tried to be careful not to over water, allowing the soil to dry out between waterings however I don't think it has been drying out fully. I bought a moisture meter to test this and although the first inch or two feels dry to the touch when I've tested using the moisture meter it still seems to be damp deeper down.
I wondered if this was likely to have caused root rot, if it would be a good idea to attempt to repot the plant and if so how to go about doing this?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.