Dracaena Corn Plant Bark is Soft on the Outside
My corn plant is doing just fine, but the outside of the bark seems to be soft and coming away from the top of one of the canes, like there is a pocket of air between the bark and the stalk. Can you picture that?
And I thought it was root rot, but root rot usually starts from the bottom to the top, but this is the top portion of one of the side canes.
What should I do? The leaves above this soft bark don't look as good as the others and slightly pale and weak. And where the leaves come out of the stalk seem soft too.
I am contemplating on cutting the soft bark down to where it is firm and healthy feeling.
Should I wait it out, water less, and just see if it rebounds? Or should I go ahead and cut it off the soft bark/stalk? But as I said, the stalk itself is pretty hard, just the bark is soft. It could be the beginning of rot, I don't know. It won't affect the overall look of the plant that much if I lop it off, it's a rather large plant and composed of 5 canes.