Dying Dracaena Marginata

Discussion in 'Indoor and Greenhouse Plants' started by PalominoBlackwing, Aug 13, 2017.

  1. PalominoBlackwing

    PalominoBlackwing New Member

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    Hey so I've had this houseplant for 2 months now since I've bought it and just recently the tips of the leaves turned brown and started dropping and falling off. I decide to propagate it so that maybe if it was dying I could save the parts with the leaves and grow more. Today I woke up and the stem of the plant is kind of mushy and it turned dark. I think I might have overwatered it but at the moment i don't know what to do... any advice?
     

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    Junglekeeper Contributor 10 Years

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    If all you have left of the plant is what is seen in the picture and it is mushy, then I would say it's too late to do anything.
     
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    PalominoBlackwing New Member

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    Do you think I could save the part that's not mushy? Would that work? The mushy part is the dark part, maybe I could save the top but I really don't know
     
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    I just washed the roots and changed the dirt to some dry dirt and it doesn't seem as mushy anymore like it's drying up so maybe its recovering, maybe I should suspend water for a while
     
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    wcutler Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    If you don't need the pot for anything else, there is certainly no harm in conducting your experiment to see what happens. I wouldn't bet on it doing anything, but I hope you'll let us know if we're wrong.
     

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