DESPERATE for help with an ailing schefflera!!! :(:(
I was given a small grocery store Schefflera 2 years ago. He is quite spindley, with only one small trunk but initially did well and grew some new leaves. Then he seemed to go a little dormant. I moved him around into different lights but he didn't seem to perk up... He didn't do any worse either, so i didn't worry to much. THEN, he started loosing leaves. Like a lot. To the point where her only had 5 or 6 left. I moved into a different office and now he has great light. I water weekly, and soak him. I noticed his soil looked unhealthy, so I repotted (I didn't up pot, just changed his soil) and his roots were brown and didn't appear healthy. I replaced him in some Miracle Grow soil and crossed my fingers. About 2 weeks later, I noticed that he had green buds in all of the spaces were leaves had been previously!! I was SOOOO excited. But bad things have started again... He has lost 2 more leaves (now only has 3) and the top 2 inches of his stem is black and whithered!!! I know this has only happened in the last week and I am devastated!!! He still has his green buds and even a few tiny new leaves, but I don't know what to do! I admit that I may have gotten a little over zealous with the watering, but is it over for him??? I am going to let him dry out, but do I cut the black off??? I included a picture of what he has going on... SO SAD!!