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#360278 Sep 17th, 2012 at 02:45 AM
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Hello,

I have 2 corn plants that are suffering :(

They are viewable at this link:
Picasaweb Album https://picasaweb.google.com/102186745481993633484/HouseholdPlants?authkey=Gv1sRgCPLeu_2Brdn4-QE


When I got them from another household, they were doing beautifully. Now, one has leaves that are browning and curling (see first photo). I did water it too much (thinking that the browning as due to lack of water), but have since learned that they do better with drier soil.

So, I replanted it with drier, well-fertilized soil and it is still browning and curling.

any suggestions? It is now in a spot that gets indirect sun. Should it be in a less sunny spot?

Corn plant #2 has leaves that are paling, like they've lost the chlorophyll in their cells. I have not re-potted this one, but refrained from watering to make sure the soil isn't soggy. I also added a few drops of miracle-gro to the soil, but it is still in the same condition. This plant gets more sunlight than the other - is this the cause of its discoloration?


mnewson #360280 Sep 17th, 2012 at 03:21 AM
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There are many possible reasons for your plant's problems...
http://www.thegardenhelper.com/troubleshooting.html

mnewson #360282 Sep 17th, 2012 at 03:24 AM
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Welcome, mnewson. I think your corn plant is a type of Dracaena. And I believe they are both recoverable.
You can read about possible causes here.
And about the basic care on this page.
I would cut off any leaves that have 50% or more damage to begin. And baby them along the way you have begun.
Good luck!


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