Corn Plants

Stems on My Corn Plant Dried Up

suzanne3333 added on May 5, 2015 | Answered

Stems on my corn plant dried up and have dried hollow holes now. There were two trunks and one was rotted or something. I repotted the other. I noticed a few days later that where the new stems were growing at one time were dried up and brown. I went to touch it and it crumbled in my hand and now has a big dried up hole. The top part of the plant still has green leaves but they are not looking very good look soft and saggy. I am afraid it is dying and I don't know what to do. Please help!

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Answered on May 6, 2015

I suspect you may have over-watered your corn (dracaena) plant. Drooping or yellowing leaves indicates over-watering or poor drainage. I recommend that you repot your plant in fresh soil after inspecting (and treating) the roots for root rot. More information on root rot can be found here:

Your plant may be past the point of saving but this will give it its best shot for survival.

For more information on dracaena plants, please visit the following link:

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