Dracaena Plants
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Dracaena stalk turning brown

Zone 85012 | Cat9984 added on June 14, 2019 | Answered

I purchased my dracaena plant about five months ago… It had three stalks growing two with leaves; one was clearly cut for whatever reason. I noticed today that the one stalk that was originally cut and still hasn’t grown any leaves is now turning brown. It is squishy to the touch and obviously looks like it it is dying. What do I do? I don’t want my entire plant to suffer. Help! Btw the other two stalks are growing well and I even have new growth.

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GKH_Susan
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Answered on June 16, 2019

If it is squishy you better get it out of there. If the stem growing out of it does not seem affected you can cut it off higher up the cane and try to root it. Here's how:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/dracaena/pruning-dracaena-plants.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/dracaena/treating-diseases-of-dracaena.htm

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