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Questions About Corn Houseplant

Asked by
wakeupdoze on
August 16, 2014

Q. hollow stem

Plant’s stem becomes hollow, then it falls over. Mostly affects corn stalk plant.

Answered by
theficuswrangler on
August 17, 2014
A.

Your corn plant, aka Dracaena massangeana, looks to be suffering from root rot. It is moving up the plant from roots, into stem; eventually it will get to the leaves. The cause is soil that stays too wet. Once the stem starts to get soft, there's not much you can do to save the plant. If you can find stem that is not soft, you can cut the plant there, remove the leaves at the bottom, and stick the cut parts into some new, fresh potting soil, and there's a good chance the cut parts will root. Keep the soil slightly damp until you see new growth starting, and after that, allow the soil to dry more between waterings. In the future, test the soil for moisture content by using a moisture meter, or a wooden dowel; insert all the way to the bottom of the pot; the soil should be almost dry before you water again.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/disease/treating-root-rot-gardening-tips-for-housplants.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
October 24, 2018

Q. replanting indoor corn plant

Hello.My indoor corn plant is about 6 feet tall and I have never replanted it. I fertilize when water couple times a month or so.. It looks healthy and I wouldn’t want to disturb it. But 10 years in one pot? Is it ok?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
October 26, 2018
Certified Expert
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It doesn't necessarily need it, but you can do this if you would like. Here is an article that will help you in transplanting larger houseplants: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/hpgen/repotting-a-large-plant.htm

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