corn plant rotting?? - Knowledgebase Question

Charlotte, No
Question by kristenkimbe
March 15, 2010
One of the stems on my corn plant is soggy and the plant has a foul smell. It hasn't been doing well for a while, brown leaves and such. Is it dying?

Answer from NGA
March 15, 2010


It doesn't sound very good, does it? Soggy plant tissue and a foul odor indicates a root rot and it's difficult to stop the process once it starts. I think I'd toss the plant and replace it with a healthy new corn plant. When you get a new one, be careful with your watering. Make sure there are adequate drainage holes in the planting pot and when you water, wait until the top half inch of soil dries out before watering again. Best wishes with your new plant.

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