The bottom two shorter canes on my corn plant have limp leaves, and at the base of the leaves, it is dry and wrinkled. I must have underwatered it when I first got it. Even though I corrected the water about a month ago, and misted it regularly, it still hasn't recovered. You can tell that no water can get through. Should I cut it off? Where should I cut it? Will anything grow back?

Answer

You can cut the foliage back on the smaller canes. It may be best in this situation to just remove the damaged leaves one by one until you get to new growth deeper in the crown. Once watering conditions have been stabilized, new leaves will grow. If the damage is too extensive, cut the whole leaf bundle off; if the cane is still healthy, it will grow a new leaf crown or two. Be advised if the whole leaf bundle is cut back to the stalk it will take some time for the stalk to grow new foliage, so be patient.

Updated on May 13, 2018

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Caring for Mass Cane (Corn Plant, Dracaena Massangeana)
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