Re: Ensete maurelii in trouble!
Poor thing, it looks like it's past the point of no return I'm sad to say. I'm not sure if maybe the grubs arrived to eat the rotting material or what, but it looks like rot has got into it at some point. Before composting it you could cut open the main body of the base and see how it is inside. If there were enough fresh white flesh you could try stripping all the rotted material away, dusting it with anti-fungal powder and then see if you can breed from it (see various Youtube videos about multiplying Ensetes). Unfortunately though, it really does look like it's dead right through the entire corm.