To revive a dead plant, cut the stems back, and reduce the sunlight and water intake of the plant. Wait between three weeks to two months for new leaves or stems to appear.Continue Reading
Cut the stems in one-third increments until you find a living part of the stem.
If the stems are dead all the way down, cut them down to 2 inches.
Place the plant in a new location so it receives half of the required amount of sunlight for that species.
If the stems are not alive, wait for the surface of the soil to dry before watering. For partially living stems, water when the soil is mostly dry.
If you cut the stems back, nurse the stems for no longer than two months before waiting for new stems to appear. If no new stems appear, check to see if the roots died.
If you only cut part of the stems back, wait three to four weeks for new stems and leaves to appear.
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