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May 8, 2017 5:13 AM CST
I have a Corn Plant that had root rot. I cut most of the plant away and replanted it (no leaves left).
I replanted it and buried the stalk that had some nodules at the bottom. I did this about 4 months ago. Last week I dug up the stalk to find that roots have formed but no leaves. I still want the plant (it is over 30 years old) but I am wondering what to do to get new leaves. It would seem that there are no viable nodules left on the stalk. Can anyone help? Can I do something with the new roots that will cause a new stalk? I have kept the soil nice and moist but not wet. Pot is draining well.
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May 8, 2017 6:12 AM CST
Welcome! Brislenn!

Once those new roots get up and running well, you should get leaves. The plant can't produce leaves until it has a good root system. Keep doing what you're doing and you may see new leaves soon. A little patience now, I believe, is all that's needed. Can you post pictures?

Keep us posted on the progress and good luck!
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May 8, 2017 8:34 AM CST
Did you bury more stem/trunk than had been below the soil before?
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