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Is something eating my plant?

Hey everyone, this is my first post here so be nice to me please lol. I've had this plant for several years now and I've only just noticed there's a big chunk taken out of the base of this stem. It looks to be old though, should I be worried? What is likely to be the cause & is there anyway to rectify it?

Also if you could identify the type of plant too that'd be great, thanks! 😊

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  • B3B3 Posts: 27,020
    Can't see any evidence of it being eaten. It seems to be in a very small pot inside that container.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • herbaceousherbaceous Posts: 2,318
    It looks like a dracaena which has had some cane damage. Possibly a knock or nick which has calloused over?
    "The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it."  Sir Terry Pratchett
  • dutton.lewisdutton.lewis Posts: 5
    edited May 2020
    B3 said:
    Can't see any evidence of it being eaten. It seems to be in a very small pot inside that container.
    I've taken your advice & went out yesterday to buy 4 new pots for my 4 plants 😊

  • B3B3 Posts: 27,020
    They'll look much better! are there drainage holes at the bottom of your containers?
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • B3 said:
    They'll look much better! are there drainage holes at the bottom of your containers?
    Thanks! Yeah there is. Got a terracotta drip tray under each one too 😊
  • B3B3 Posts: 27,020
    👍
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 10,124
    If the growth above the damaged part is healthy then it's nothing to worry about.
    If it breaks off at the weak point (eg if it gets another bump) you can stick the broken off branch in a pot of compost and it should root and form a new plant.
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
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