I've had this plant for several years. Last summer I replanted it. It seems to have significantly wilted over the past few months. The leaves used to reach for the sky. A healthy leaf had fallen out by itself and now I'm seeing a large black spot close to the base of the leaves with white mold growing on it.

Am I watering the plant too much? Should I give it medicine? Should I cut off the rotten part?

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Here are some photos taken a few weeks ago

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It looks like soft rot, which is a bacteria. Most experts say it is difficult to control but you can try several things:

  1. Reduce watering
  2. Prune away the affected parts
  3. Repot it using new soil (sounds like you recently did this so maybe try the other two)

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