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May 30, 2020 2:50 PM CST
California
I have a dragon plant where the base of the stems are brown. The leaves are also quite droopy but there is new growth in leaves. Is the plant already dying or dead. One is the stems feel slightly flexible when you squeeze it but it's not mushy or soft. I may have overwatered it in the past but have since stopped doing that


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May 30, 2020 3:51 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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The stems are brown and wrinkly because the roots are dead. Unless you can re-root the tops, your plants are dead.
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May 31, 2020 9:32 AM CST
Name: Will Creed
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I agree with Daisy. The shriveled stems are the tip off that the roots are no longer able to deliver "the goods" to the rest of the plant. Time for a re-start.
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May 31, 2020 6:08 PM CST
California
Thanks everyone! Appreciate the help
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