Are you asking about a houseplant? (Aglaonema maybe?)
Is it possible that you could post a picture of your plant?
If you have the same type of Chinese Evergreen as I do, it's really forgiving. My baby keeps ripping the tops off mine, and they grow back - usually. Just keep watering - sparingly.
It would indeed help if you could post a photo, Arlene. I think it would be odd for an aglaonema to have one long stalk, but, as Steve says, they are about as forgiving as houseplants get.