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Pwlsn9440
May 27, 2016 10:05 AM CST
Can anyone tell me what's wrong with my corn plant?
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Name: Gene Staver
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gasrocks
May 27, 2016 11:29 AM CST
It doesn't have enough leaves. Is it supposed to be a Dracaena? Gene

Pwlsn9440
May 27, 2016 11:37 AM CST
Yes it is I had to cut all the leaves because the were brown and yellow. This can off the top of the sprout that looks like its rotting.
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I just stick it in the soil. To see if it would grow.
Name: Gene Staver
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gasrocks
May 27, 2016 11:57 AM CST
Squeeze all the stems at different heights. Squishy = bad. Cut those out. Firm = good and might come back. Cross your fingers. Gene
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terrafirma
May 27, 2016 12:11 PM CST
And don't overwater! In my experience, they really like to dry out a bit.
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purpleinopp
May 27, 2016 12:45 PM CST
This plant looks like it's not getting moist all the way when watered? Pics of "dirt" are hard to go by, but it looks moist in the middle, dry around the edges? The pale color of the foliage makes me wonder if it's getting enough light.

Dracaena fragrans.

How long since the soil was changed?
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Pwlsn9440
May 27, 2016 2:36 PM CST
Just repotted two months ago. So I can just cut the bad parts off the stem. Im Scared I'm over watering it, also. I don't have it close to a window so it may not be getting enough sunlight. I'll move it closer to the window. Thank You!
Name: Tara
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terrafirma
May 27, 2016 2:41 PM CST
Please, do so gradually. Don't want to send it into shock or burn it. It definitely won't like full sun.
My guess would be more of a watering problem, than light. They can live quite nicely in low light conditions.
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purpleinopp
May 27, 2016 2:51 PM CST
Yes, if bad parts means mushy or that they don't eventually grow new foliage. I didn't see anything in your pics I would cut off at this point, but without being able to feel the plant, I don't have all of the info.

Knowing generally where you are, like which state in the US or country, and which way your window faces would be helpful to know if your plant might like it, vs. where it is now. For winter, I put mine close to a S window. Now that it's back outside, it's where the sun shines on it for about 3 hours in the morning.

You can include info about your location in your profile, to show up automatically next to your name, so you don't need to remember to include it or make the effort to type it when posting. In gardening like in real estate, it's all about location, location, location.
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Pwlsn9440
May 27, 2016 4:39 PM CST
One of my stems doesn't have any new growth at all and it hasnt for about two or three months I live in Orange Texas and my window is facing south. When I cut off the bad parts do i just leave them open?
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tarev
May 27, 2016 4:56 PM CST
Did your plant manage to grow roots? I would check below soil line just to see how it is doing down there too.

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