Droopy Monstera
Hi all! I’ve got a beautiful Monstera that has gotten droopy and spread. I am not sure if the dropping is from the heaviness of the big leaves and the weakness of the new baby leaves (it is still producing leaves). IIgts in a pot with good drainage, I give it a good soak ones a week. Its up against a South facing windows. I livd in AZ so lots of sun. The heat is dry. I just recently put a support in the middle. Does it look healthy and strong to everyone or does it look like it needs something? I just love this guy and don’t want it to get away from me.  Thanks!
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    Carli Krueger Disaster has struck. I don’t he will make it but any ideas what went wrong so I don’t do it again?
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    Carli Krueger Thank you for all your care and advice ladies. Here where were at: I’ve watered a bit more and given a bit more sun access on some days.

    I just removed rocks this morning as much as I could without disturbing too much. I think he’s pretty stressed.

    Can’t tell if we’re looking at overwatering + sunburns now or something worse.
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      Chelsea Hey! When you stick your finger in about 2 inches down, what do you feel?
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        Carli Krueger It’s just barely moist and cold. I have a moisture meter coming in the mail. This pot has pretty amazing drainage.
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          Chelsea I think it might be a bit overwatered. Why don’t you try leaving it for a few days since you’ve made a lot of adjustments in a short time and see how it looks after a few days near the sun, without the rocks, and probably let the soil dry out a bit more before next water
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      Carli Krueger yellowing
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    Paris Lalicata Hi Carli! I agree with Chelsea, allowing your Monstera to vertically grow up a moss pole will certainly optimize its growth. Also, when leaves droop and cusp in it's also a sign of under watering, therefor it'll be good to make sure you water the plant as soon as the soil dries out! Afterwards, it should perk back up within a few days!
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    Chelsea Hi Carli, I think your plant looks like it’s still healthy, at least in the greenery of the leaves. I have experienced a droopy monstera myself and I added two supports and used velcro plant ties to loosely tie the leaves to train them to stand up. In my experience, the monsteras are extremely prone to grow Willy nilly like yours, unless they’re in DIRECT sun they promotes them growing upright. Try tying them up. Also, can I ask why you have the rocks on the soil? This might be adding unnecessary pressure to the soil, and suffocating the roots some. Try removing these and see if that helps too.
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      Carli Krueger Thank you so much for the answers! I actually tied some twine around the base of the stems yesterday to give it a bit more support and direction and have a moss stick coming too.

      The rocks are actually what it came with. I got this guy from Dig Phx which is a reputable grower as far as I know. They’re all pretty lightweight, but I have no qualms removing them if you think I should. I tend to use rocks when I plant new succulents to support them in some cases or deter gnats in others (also use neem oil) is that a terrible idea?
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        Chelsea Hi! Sorry for the delay. I think it can't hurt to test the Monstera's preference by removing the rocks and seeing how it responds. And I think adding rocks to your succulents makes a lot of sense, and will definitely help anchor them!
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    Carli Krueger Here are the photos
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