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Posted 1M ago by @UnshakenLilac

What do I do? Please help to save my plant.

#Monstera
2ft to light, indirect
10” pot
Last watered 1 month ago
I’m afraid that looks suspiciously like fungal issue. Are any of the other leaves affected? I would start by cutting off that leaf, because if it is fungus, it will spread to other leaves before you know it. Also, isolate her from other plants until you know for sure what’s going on. After you cut off the affected areas, I would treat the rest of the plant and the soil with neem oil. It may take more than one treatment. Good luck. I would love it if you would keep me posted. I had such a frustrating time with my Monstera…Fungas. By the way, this is usually caused by overwatering. I am the Queen of overwatering! Oh, check the roots too just in case there is any root rot happening. πŸ‘ΈπŸ’¦πŸ’¦πŸš°πŸš°
@EJPlantMom Okay, thank you for your time.
@UnshakenLilac Hi! 😊
I took a look at your plant card and noticed your plant has no drainage. If this is true, your plant needs to be repotted into a pot *with* drainage to save it from root rot. 😬
When you repot it, see if there are any mushy roots and/or smelly soil. 😷
If so, cut the mushy roots, rinse them in water to remove the soil, rinse them again with hydrogen peroxide 3% and repot with *fresh* potting mix that is well-draining into a pot with drainage holes. Throw out the old soil. I hope this helps! Lmk if you have any questions. πŸͺ΄πŸ˜Š
Definitely check the roots. Do you notice the soil is always moist? If so, might also help to move her closer to a window with more light so the soil can dry out faster
I’m sorry about the beautiful leaf on your Monstera turning brown. ☹️ The Greg family is giving you Great advice.
▫️It looks like your plant is double potted. Before watering your plant, remove it out of the outer pot, so it won’t get overwatered sitting in the stagnant water that came out of the inner pot drainage hole.
πŸ’§Also, use the finger-soil method to check the moisture in the soil, before watering your plant. This method allows your plant to tell you it’s thirsty. πŸ™ƒ A tropical plant watering requirement will change with the seasons; It gradually increase in the Spring - Summer and gradually decreasing in fall-winter. So, always test the moisture in the soil before watering your plant.
πŸ’¦ The general Monstera watering rule of thumb: Only water your Monstera when the top 2 inches (the 2nd knuckle) of the soil feels dry.
πŸ™ I hope your plant will make a speedy recovery.
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Generally I find this kind of browning is caused by overwatering... Which, as the guys have said above, quickly causes root rot! And leads to all sorts of other issues. Monstera need really chunky fast draining soil and appropriate potting (terracotta is best, but my big baby is in plastic and I've not had issues yet... but you need drainage!!). I barely water mine tbh! Lol And she gets LOTS of light... She has prime position and gets late afternoon sun, which she loves! She can see the sky, but not the sun for all but about an hour of the day and even then it's not strong sun as it can cause sunburn!

Treating her with neem oil isn't a bad shout . But I'm not sure it'll be needed. Use the dip test described above before watering and see how she responds. But I'd definitely repot her in an aroid mix (SUPER chunky!! So it drains really fast... Coir/ perlite or pumice/ and vermiculite or zeolite (some people add orchid bark too, I don't but it's personal choice), a bit of activated charcoal in the bottom helps stave off root rot and I use a sprinkle of worm castings with all my repots for nutrition πŸ₯°
The ideal temperature for that type of plant will be between 6070Β° if it’s above that or less than that it probably will start that virus .
Now what you guys think?
Roots are affected?
What should I do as in next step?
It does have drainage.
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The soil this is in should be swapped out. It looks like it’s going to hold too much moisture in the long run. It wouldn’t be a bad idea to add some more holes to the bottom of its current nursery pot and replacing the soil with something with better drainage.