I've been rooting my monstera vines in water the past few weeks. They've been doing well, growing lots of new roots and was excited to see new leaves coming up until I saw two out of the three had black spots on them. They haven't even uncurled yet. I've changed out the water every few days with room temperature filtered water and kept them in bright indirect light. What's going on?? more photos on the link: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/e82ov04alk5qkyy/AAC8y1bDvCgr2ABiQ8a-jq2_a?dl=0
I took my monstera out tonight to repot because it hasn’t been doing well and Was having a problem with gnats. I suspected it might be root rot, since the pot didn’t have drainage holes and it was one of the first plants I owned and was a naive new plant parent. I cut off some of the roots I thought were rotted, but weren’t sure if the rest were still ok or also had started to rot. If they’re ok should I try to root them in water first so they can grow back a little more before reporting? More photos are on the link.
I got a Monsterra from The Sill right before Christmas this year. Since it's started to put out some new leaves, but some of the older leaves have just gotten in worse and worse shape. Brown spots keep appearing on some leaves and other marks that look almost like the leaf is getting physically roughed around but nothing has really touched or bumped them. One small leaf at the bottom has brown and yellow spots.
On the link I also included a photo of the window I keep him in. I put him in the corner so he's out of the direct rays on days it's really sunny out, but on overcast ones, I'll push him out of the corner to get more sun.
The plant had fungus gnats when it came in the mail, so I put up sticky traps and put mosquito bits on top of the soil before watering. The pot it came in didn't have drainage holes, so I am nervous I overwatered when I first got it (which probably didn't help the gnat situation). I have only watered twice (maaybe three times) since getting it in December, but my soil hygrometer says the soil is still pretty moist/wet.
Is there something wrong that's making the original leaves go downhill? Should I re-pot it in case the soil is too moist despite not watering or to help with the gnat problem? Should I cut off the leaves that appear damaged, or are they not damaged enough to warrant that?