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Posted 2M ago by @Greenbean00

Should I cut off yellowing leaf?

#Monstera I got this cutting from someone I know and it was well rooted when I put it in soil. It grew a new leaf but the one started yellowing. Should I cut it off so it’s not wasting energy or leave it since it’s not fully gone?
6” pot with drainage
Last watered 2 months ago
Hi! I think if we’re my plant, I’d trim off the yellowing part and then see if it continues to yellow. After about a week, then I’d likely cut it if it’s still yellowing and leave it if not. I’d also try to figure out what may have caused the yellowing. Do you think it might be over or under watered? Too much or not enough light? Having difficulty with the transition from water to soil? (Assuming it was propagated in water.) Anyway, just some things to think about. πŸ˜ŠπŸŒ±πŸ’š
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If it grew a new leaf off the node, that type of thing can happen. It puts its energy into the new growth point and then the one leaf fades away.
Yes I would cut it off, especially since you have a baby leaf growing. More energy to the new rather than the old.
These plants are so temperamental and my experience has been they yellow and leaf drop often. Usually once it’s yellowing the plant has taken whatever energy out so it’s fine to trim. I’d recommend playing around with water frequency to determine what yours needs early. For example if you notice lots of yellowing when watering more frequently or something like that.