When I brought in my multitude of plants for the winter, I moved this plant to the library in order to place my big Peace Lilly in the spot it had occupied. It was very unhappy and no matte what I did it continued to dry up and wither. I finally cut the last 4 inches off the end of the two pieces that appeared to be still alive and stuck them in water to see if they will root. In the meantime, I put a rooted piece of sage that I had had in the kitchen window in the pot that the pencil plant had occupied. Sage on the hill is very hardy, therefore if it starts to wilt, I will know the pot is diseased. The Kitty Justice is the pot will be thrown away if the hardy sage does not survive.