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  • Monstera Troubles
    <span>Alright fellow plant people...I need some help. I bought a really great monstera this summer and it has gradually reduced to just this piece. I have repotted 4 times now after realizing I had some root rot going on. Each time I've cleaned the roots and potted in well draining soil and kept watering to a minimum. I really thought this last time was going to do the trick, but the leaf has really started to droop. Tonight I pulled it out of the pot and found more rot, even though the soil was dry. I cut above the rot this time (where you see the black line), treated with peroxide (at a suggestion from a google search dealing with root rot) and I plan on keeping it in a glass of water while the one node grows out and/or more roots are produced. Am I on the right track? Any suggestions?</span>
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      Paris Lalicata Hey Nate! So there's a chance if the plant developed root rot initially other parts that may have looked healthy most likely developed it already as well. Which is why despite the proper care the plant continued to decline! (Root rot is a disease) I would say with the final cutting of the plant you certainly may have a shot of getting it to re-root. Cutting any rotting portion off the stem, and sticking it in room-temp water in front of bright indirect light may encourage the aerial root to keep growing and support the plant!
  • Unhappy Monstera
    <span>I've had this plant for a couple of months now and was excited to see a new leaf unfurling...but it just stopped unfurling and is turning black. A lower leaf is turning dark up the center of the leaf. I'm not able to find what is causing this it too much water...not enough...something else? </span>
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      Nate Thanks, Paris and Pei! I am still working on this guy. Repotted in a smaller pot and after a few weeks it still isn't happy. I noticed that the watering I initially gave it has kept the soil very moist. I repotted it again tonight in dry potting mix and just a splash of water. I also put it in a grow bag vs. plastic pot, thinking maybe it would help with ventilation. Hoping this does the trick!
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      Paris Lalicata Hi Nate! It looks like it could be a moisture stress issue of either over or under watering. I would make sure the plant is exposed to as much bright indirect light as possible, and ensure the soil has dried out completely between waterings. Any damage on the leaves won't be able to bounce back, but they may not cause the rest of the leaves to decline! I would just monitor the new growth until it unfurls and matures, where then you can prune any damage leaf edges. The larger leaf I would just monitor as well but if you start to notice abut 50% of the leaf declining then it'd be wiser to remove the leaf, and allow the stem to die back gradually so the plant can take any available nutrients from within!
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      Pei Hi [295355,Nate], how much sun and water does it get? In general, if a plant is not getting enough light, it will not put out new growths (or will put out small new growths). but in your case, it's the new leave won't unfurl.
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  • Money Plant - Help!
    I'm pretty good with plants, but this one doesnt ever seem to be happy since I received it.  Any suggestions? At first I thought it was too much water, now maybe not enough? I'm struggling - any suggestions would be helpful!