Maranta pot discoloring
Hi, why does the pot that my Maranta is in look like this? This started happening a week or two after I potted the plant. Is this harmful to the plant at all?
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    Pei Hey [313931,Anitha] , is this a new planter? That's quite normal if it's an old/aging terracotta - Calcium and nutrition build out from watering.

    However, it might be mositure buildup if it's new terracotta that means either your plant has been sitting too wet = you water too much OR the environment's humididty is too high. Either way it can cause root rot easily!
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      Anitha It’s a new pot. I’ve been using a water meter to gauge when to water this plant, and I only water it when it says “dry”. The plant is inside my house, I live in Florida so we have the AC on all day, so I don’t think it’s humid inside the house.

      What should I do now? Should I repot it into a different pot and not water it? How often are you supposed to be watering Maranta?

      Thanks for your help!!
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        Paris Lalicata Hi Anitha! Since the plant is indoors and it's not very humid then the white substance is most likely just a calcium buildup if you use tap water that is harder. This will not harm the plant in anyway! You can simply wash the pot off with a bit of vinegar diluted in water as the acidity from the vinegar will break down the salts. Moving forward, you can try leaving your water out overnight-24 hours so excess salts can evaporate, or using bottled spring, distilled, or rain water!