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Posted 2w ago by @cantelop3

I was handed-down this Monstera and it's an absolute mess; I have no idea how to help it! @RJG
I was given this poor baby about two weeks ago. He was super neglected and dehydrated when I received him, so I repotted and watered him asap. This is the first Monstera I've ever had, so I am definitely a newbie in the Monstera world. I'm not sure if I should just cut him all the back to his base or what. Please help me out πŸ₯Ί I wanna bring this lil baby back to thriving conditions πŸ’š TYIA!! #monstera #help #helpneeded #savemyplant #monsteramob @RJG
7” pot with drainage
Last watered 2 days ago
It looks like it's doing better already. It's kinda leggy and has leaves dried out which makes sense with neglect.

You have a couple options. You can just let it grow and cut off the dying as you go. Giving yourself a long monstera plant. Or you can chop it and prop it and make a bunch of new monstera plants at the base of the pot.
I think I'm gonna go with the second option. Where would you recommend I cut it down to?
@cantelop3 I believe I’m seeing rotten roots towards the base of the plant; here’s a website that might help you #How_do_you_fix_root_rot_in_Monstera" target="_blank">https://houseplantauthority.com/monstera-root-rot #How_do_you_fix_root_rot_in_Monstera
Personally, I'd chop and prop. You can. See that near where each leaf is there is also a brown node. If they plant hadn't been neglected they would have grown into aerial roots. Make a cut just below that root so you can stick it in water/soil and you will be good to go!
As long as you have one good node, you can grow another plant!!! It’s simple find a node, cut right below it on an 45 lo* he angle Put it in water, add rooting hormone or use water from pothos plant. Try will grow and prosperosu
Thank you all!! I'm going to crop and prop right.now :)) I appreciate all your responses!

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