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May 6, 2020 10:29 AM CST
Winnipeg, Canada.
I brought my large money tree home from my parents last fall and re-pot it into a larger pot since it had not been repotted in years. I'm guessing the pot might have too big since I noticed the soil stayed moist for too long so I potted it into a bit smaller of a pot and noticed its root ball had decreased in size. It has been in this smaller pot for two months now and has been going downhill quickly. Not sure if the roots rotted beyond saving or there is another issue, but two of the 5 stems have dried up and most of the leaves have fallen off. Any advice would be appreciated!
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May 6, 2020 12:46 PM CST
Name: John
Pomona/Riverside CA (Zone 9a)
Welcome! to the forum.

My first suggestion is to move it as close to the window as you possibly can. More light is the best treatment. The philodendron would like more light too. Big Grin . Any dry dead stems can be removed.

Good luck
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May 6, 2020 3:10 PM CST
Name: Will Creed
NYC
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Welcome! It didn't need to be repotted. No doubt the repotting did damage some of the roots so recovery will be very slow now.

Trim back the leafless stems to a height of a few inches above the braided stems.

Water it thoroughly whenever the top half-inch of soil gets dry. Move it closer to the window as John suggested.

Time will tell if there are enough healthy roots remaining for your plant to slowly recover. Crossing Fingers!
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May 7, 2020 9:35 AM CST
Winnipeg, Canada.
Thanks for the tips! It's currently a few feet from a large south window but I'll move it even closer and see if that helps. I'll keep it watered and trim the stems and hope for a recovery!!
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