So I bought a 12" pachira from a big chain store (first mistake) and it proceeded to try to die. Its leaves started yellowing and dropping off. I checked MANY different forums for advice. I repotted it into a nice small pot with some potting soil mixed with a healthy dose of sand for drainage. I have the pot sitting on top of a dish of rocks with water.
When I re-potted the plant, I decided to check for root rot. What I found was the plant was essentially root-less. The supplier blatently took a cutting, got it to begin to root, then using a rubber band to hold the sticks together, put it in a pot and glued a bunch of rocks to it.
I figure that the health problems I am seeing are a result of the lack of roots. The plant is still declining, but at a much slower pace. Do you think the plant has a chance of survival? Can you recommend any tricks?
Thanks in advance.