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May 31, 2018 10:56 PM CST

Could someone diagnose my plant? Its a kolanchoe. The stem is turning black. Is it going to die? Is there anything I can do to save it?

Thanks for your time

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May 31, 2018 11:03 PM CST
Name: Sue Taylor
Northumberland, UK
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It's rotted, no way to save that.

Toss it and buy a new one!
Jun 1, 2018 6:21 AM CST
Name: Christine
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I agree with Sue, your soil looks dense to me, when you buy a new plant mix in perlite with your soil, I do a 50/50 mix, it helps to aerate the soil and the root can breath. Sighing! sorry for your loss, I know it hurts when you loose a plant.
Jun 1, 2018 11:40 AM CST
Name: Will Creed
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The rots are rotted. Take a healthy stem tip cutting and propagate it in water or in a small pot with a damp, porous potting mix.
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