So I was growing a pineapple at home which was doing well for more than 1.5 years. Its leaves are growing larger, and it was growing more as the time passes.
It was planted in a small pot though, so I thought let me take it to someone who can be smooth enough in re-potting it into a larger one to give it more space. And that's when problems started.
It seems the guy had just put it in a sandy-soil that is too hard, and right after that, the leaves started to die until only a few left with healthy condition.
So I have brought different soil that was similar to the one it was in before and mixed it with the current one, because I did not want to re-pot it again.
It went fine for a while without more leaves dying, however at one night my son (6 years old) decided it is time to give it a shower, and he just poured a lot of water on the soil while I was not around, and only noticed it the second day when I saw the soil was too wet.
So I thought ok let me just leave it to dry out hoping nothing will happen more than what already has happened, and considering the soil now is much better than before I thought it will just dry faster. Only to find out I was wrong.
A few leaves just turned black and then died off, and I had to pull them off the plant. And when I did that I found their bottom was too wet as well...
What I did was to clear some soil around the plant to help drying it off, I'm not sure if I was too late for that, but the first inch of soil is now dry. It is still wet when you go deep.
I'm afraid of just re-potting this not to cause any more damage, but I am also aware that the roots may be just rotten by now, except for the 2 still healthy leaves that are there, as well as a small one that is still also green in the center.
I am also concerned that if I just try to take the plant out and dry it and inspect the roots, it will just break apart as when I gently touch the plant, it appears as if it is just disconnected at the center..
So are there any tips to try and revive this one? And should I just go ahead and re-pot it in a better soil and get rid of this current one?