Ask a Question forum: HELP::Are these roots DEAD? Money plant

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Feb 3, 2019 2:13 PM CST
Please, is there any hope in salvaging this poor money plant? Leaves look okay but the roots?
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Name: Lin
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Feb 3, 2019 2:36 PM CST
My old eyes can't see the roots of your Money Tree (Pachira aquatica) very clearly to tell if they are still viable or not. If you squeeze the stems, do they feel soft or have any give? If the stems feel strong and woody, there's still hope for your plant and you can pot it up into a small container with drainage holes; (just be sure to use a small container) but if the stems feel soft towards the base of the plant, unfortunately rot has probably occurred from the roots upward and the plant may no longer be salvageable.
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Name: Will Creed
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Feb 5, 2019 10:24 AM CST
I don't see any healthy roots and I do see shriveled lower stems and that is not a good sign. I don't think the prospects are good, but you have nothing to lose by setting the plant in 3 or 4 inches of plain water to see if healthy new roots develop.
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