Yes, it's possible to save a dying houseplant with a few easy tricks. If you've underwatered the plant (the soil feels like a brick), submerge it in a sink and let it absorb water from the bottom up; watering from the top allows the water to pour down the sides of the soil block and not end up where it's needed. Cut off the dead leaves and stems and place the plant in a sunny or shady spot, depending on what the plant needs to thrive (a good thing to research online). Finally, don't fertilize it right away; that will only shock the plant. Wait till it starts to rebound, then use a water-soluble fertilizer to bring it back to life.
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