Christopher Waldrop (
Tue, 28 Feb 1995 08:41:05 -0600 (CST)

> I ended up removing the hurting plant from it's soil and voila, you
> are right, the roots have rotted. What I don't know is how to save
> the plant now. It has one rather sad looking root and two fibrous
> growths (growing down into the soil) that look healthy. Can anyone

I've had something similar happen with a large D. capillaris plant.
Cut back the unhealthy root, leaving as much healthy tissue as
possible, and repot it. You might want to brush the cut part with
fungicide to prevent any further attacks. Keep the pot in
water--remember, these plants like to be kept moist, but keep less
water in the dish. That may help to minimize rot.