DaisyI said:There are a couple ways to tell if a woody plant is alive. One is by 'snapping' a branch. A dead branch will break off but a live branch will bend.
The second is the scratch test. Scratch the bark with your fingernail. If it doesn't scratch (haed as a rock) its dead. If it scratches and the underlying tissue is brown, its dead. If the underlying tissue is green its still alive.
plantmanager said:I would keep cutting it until you find live green wood. If it's all brown and dead looking, it's a goner. I hope you can find some green wood. If so, just keep it watered but not overwatered and watch it carefully. I wouldn't repot it or feed it right now even if you find live wood.