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JenLouise3108
May 3, 2020 10:05 AM CST
I've had this plant for years, but sadly I lost quite a few of the leaves and had to drastically cut it back. However, since doing that I have lots of new leaves growing! The only problem is that the rest of the plant is dead and not looking great. Does anyone know if it would be possible for me to cut away the healthy part of the plant and repot? Any advice would much appreciated! Thanks
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Name: Will Creed
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WillC
May 3, 2020 10:13 AM CST
You can cut off the dead lower stems to make it look nicer, but that will not affect the overall health or growth of your Fabian. The dead portions are not diseased and do not need to be removed for that reason. If you are think ing of pulling out those stem by the roots - don't!

I'm not seeing much new growth. That and the fact that it has declined substantially over time suggest that there is an underlying problem that needs to be corrected.

What direction does that nearby window face? Has it always been in that location? How do you decide when to water and how much do you give it?

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