Posted 1w ago by @bluebladeliger

Is my Monstera Albo okay?
I bought this monstera albo node in July with no growth. The axillary bud was slightly damaged, but with Keiki paste it still started growing. I just notice the very tip of the new growth has a little bit of brown on it. Should I be worried? I keep him in Leca and always have a little bit of water in the bottom of the outer pot. Should I let him completely dry out or would that damaged the roots? I took him out tonight to clean the leca and check the roots. Any advice would be appreciated! Thank you so much!!
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6” pot with drainage
Last watered 1 week ago
If it's been in 100% leca then letting it dry out completely would shock the plant. Has the node been buried under the leca? If so you might have a little rot going on.

I think it can go back in the leca but make sure the bud is above it. Once the stem and leaves start to grow they shouldn't be under water, as it were.

You have enough roots to move it into soil now if you want to.
@tmbryant37 Only the roots have been in leca. The node has not touched the leca at all. I kept the water level below where the roots are so they were never fully submerged. It’s had some problems, which is why the stem looks a little rough. I was just concerned about the brown on the end of the new growth. All the other brown/black has been there for a long time and is not changing. Thank you so much!!
If the brown parts look squishy then let it dry out a bit. If they look crusty then give it a little more humidity.

It looks good overall and I imagine it'll be just fine in the long run ☺️

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