House Plants/my corn plant


Hi, my corn plant is having trouble this is the 2nd one i have had and i seem to be killing it also. the stalk that holds the leaves turned brown and bent over. Can you please help me?

Hi Kelly,

I cannot help you very much if you just describe the symptoms without providing any information on how you care for your Corn Plant.

Clearly, the stem you described is dead and will not recover. That could happen because of poor light or because of either over or under watering. Most people tend to over water their Corn Plants, especially if they have repotted them. However, I don't know if you are like most people because you haven't told me anything about the light you provided or your watering routine or if you repotted.

If you provide me with more information, I will be able to help you much more.

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