Posted 2M ago by @Plantslover

Monstera leaves turning yellow and droopy, please help me...

my monstera was in such a good health last week, then i noticed her new leaves are smaller than older ones, so i searched it up and decided ill move it to near a window. The problem is it fell down to the floor on the other side of the window, and suddenly a day after, the leaves were extremely droopy. So i went to the shop where i bought it and asked to add some soil (the plant was barely connected to the plastic thing). And they did. Did some choppings, and i took it home. It got better, some leaves aren’t droopy no more, but the lower leaves are recently becoming yellow and still droopy. I water her just regularly. I thought about getting her a fertiliser, but i figured id ask here before i do that. . The first two are from today, and the other 3 are from some weeks ago before it fell down. Thank you for anyone answering!!! #emergency #help #monstera
5ft to light, indirect
5” pot with drainage
Last watered 3 months ago
Best Answer
Hi! To me the yellowing indicates that it was overwatered or it’s been sitting too wet for a while. I would examine the pot and soil, and remove the yellowed leaves. πŸŒ±β˜€οΈβ€οΈ
@RealSimpleMama does it have any connection to that it fell down ? i watered it just regularly. Thanks for the answer btw!!!
@Plantslover hey! No the yellowing leaves are an over saturation issue in the leaves’ cells. A fall would only cause broken stems and other mechanical damage like that.
@RealSimpleMama okay, thank you!! So when the soil dries, should i wait before watering again? how do i get back on track after overwatering? Again thank you very much for your help.!!
@Plantslover hi! No worries, happy to help. They don’t like to be totally dry but pretty close. And I would learn to bottom water it with a tray, and dump out the excess after an hour or two. πŸŒ±β˜€οΈβ€οΈ
@RealSimpleMama okay, thanks. Btw should i cut all the yellow leaves? Can they, after time and good care, come back to green ?
@Plantslover hi! No plant leaves don’t normally heal, though the yellowing may freeze as it is now and not get worse. So it’s up to you and the cosmetic look that you want! I tend to remove them so that the plant isn’t dividing energy in so many directions.
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Hey @Plantslover I agree with what Sarah said. I want to add an observation I’ve made with my monstera adansonii and monstera siltepecana. If I let it dry out too long and then water, the leaves will also yellow. This isn’t the case with most of my other plants. These guys tend to want water, the second they want water…not sooner and not later haha! They also like to grow up a support (like a moss pole or plank). You are probably getting smaller leaves because it’s not attached to support. Hope that helps! ☺️
@bexplants okay thanks!!
@SuperblyLilac thank you !!
@RealSimpleMama okay, lots of thanks!!! Your tips are really helpful .πŸ™πŸ»πŸͺ΄πŸͺ΄