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Posted 1w ago by @LemonLife

Do I prune yellow leaves?

Should I prune yellowing leaves like this one? If so, where is the best place to cut? Everything I have read says above a leaf node, but my monstera doesn’t have more than one leaf per stem yet, so not really sure where to cut. Advice is appreciated! #Monstera
4ft to light, indirect
6” pot with drainage
Last watered 1 day ago
Best Answer
Definitely prune the leaf! Wipe down scissors (or whatever you’re using to prune with) with isopropyl alcohol and cut as close to the base of the stem as possible. I usually also will dab a little alcohol where I cut as well to prevent infection! hope this helps!
Yes. I always cut off leaves that yellow badly because from my experience, they don't bounce back. As for where to cut, if the whole stem is yellow, I would cut it at the base, where it connects to the main stem. I hope that makes sense!
Thank you for the responses! Very helpful!
Yes, prune it off. It’s not helping the plant grow anymore. If just the edges get yellow then I keep it for a while though.