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Posted 6M ago by @Mjaubeibi40

I pruned of an all white sprouting spot and now it has not grown anything but dark spots. Have stopped it by changing out soil with moss and removed black roots. Will it recover? Third photo is of its sibling.
#VariegatedMonstera
6” pot with drainage
Last watered 5 days ago
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I really want to be optimistic, but I've had two wet sticks that didn't survive (but I think I had bad cuts). Albos are just a bit tougher to start, in my opinion. I don't know if it's because I'm more worried about them because they were expensive or if they are more sensitive than the Monsteras that I chop up willy nilly and give to friends.

I think with the proper care, your plant will continue to grow. That leaf will never look perfect, but in time, you can trim it off.

Don't let it dry out. Give it lots of bright indirect light for the variegated parts.οΏΌ (I have mine near a sunny window but under a grow light.)

I think switching to moss was a good idea. I recently removed my chonk from 100% moss and moved it to super-chunky soil.

With proper care, I believe you should see new growth come from the part I circled; see how it's kinda bulbous and swollen?

οΏΌBe patient. Don't hover. I know it's hard. (:

That's my two cents. 🀞
Sorry - I started to answer your question an hour ago and I backed away, hoping someone with more information would step up.

Can you show a picture of the black spots? In the first picture, I see brown spots which are normal when you cut a plant.

In the second picture, the brown "corking" looking area at the bend is also normal. It helps to make the stem stronger.

The dark areas on the white part of the leaf is usually a humidity or lighting issue. The white parts of the Monstera are much more susceptible to browning. οΏΌ
I will come with some better pictures in daylight. I removed the all white growing point to get a varigated start, but it has not β€œkicked off” again.
Will it recover?
@sarahsalith thank you Sarah, difficult not to hover though :)
@Mjaubeibi40 It sure is. (:

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