I have had this plant for close to 15 years. It was dying when I got it (left on a moving truck, in the dark, for about a week). I nursed it back to health and it is seriously like my first child.
Over the years, it had started growing really tall and the stalks (canes? I don't know the correct teminology) started leaning so I tied it to a large stick to prop it more upright. I started researching, firstly, what type of plant this is. I think it's either a draceana or a yucca? Anyways, I wanted to find out what I could do for the heighth, if I needed to just find taller and taller sticks to prop it up. I came across "propagating." It sounded easy, but I was super nervous because this plant has a soft spot in my heart and I didn't want to mess anything up where my plant would die.
I saw enough images on forums and online where I felt brave enough to make the cut. My original plant had 2 stalks. I cut the tops off and stuck them in soil. I then took the stalks (canes) and cut those in to smaller pieces. I originally put those cuttings into water, but I saw one dying right away (got really soft and turned black) so I took them out and put them in soil with the original base of the original plant. After several weeks I saw little buds(nodes) poking out!!! I had done it!!!! I had started with 4 canes, 1 died and the other 3 had the little buds. 1 of them is really taking off now. This is the one that is starting to worry me.
I just felt the stalk today , and it's getting soft at the bottom. Is it dying?! Is there a way to save it? I don't know what to do because it has 2 stems now growing out of it, and I don't want to lose it
What can I do, if anything?