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New member, need help with dying corn plant

Posted by aly531 South Carolina (My Page) on
Thu, Jan 31, 13 at 13:50

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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RE: New member, need help with dying corn plant

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

RE: New member, need help with dying corn plant

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...

RE: New member, need help with dying corn plant

  • Posted by tapla z5b-6a mid-MI (My Page) on
    Thu, Jan 31, 13 at 20:50

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. ;-(


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