Posted 1Y ago by @NewAddiction

Cause for yellowing?
Terry has started turning yellow and I'm not sure why, I've only Watered once since bringing it home (when soil was drying), and I've had to trim some leaves off (a few days ago) as they were getting crispy after watering and had blackish spots...

We've had a few days of wet weather, no sun, and between 15-26Β°C ...

All the others are doing well and haven't got this issue. #swisscheesevine #monstera
4” pot with drainage
Last watered 2 months ago
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@NewAddiction that would be awesome! Check the roots and trim off any soft/squishy ones (these can keep rotting up the roots if you leave them) I’d say a pot as small as possible for the remaining roots to fit. Maybe a 9cm if you have it, fresh soil will be awesome too. If you have perlite or orchid bark to help keep it airy that’ll be great. I have found adansonii to be the most sensitive of all my plants 😭 they’re so beautiful why they have to be so fussy haha
Do you water it everyday?
@sgnursery No. We've had it since the 3rd, it was repotted and has only been watered once as we are in Autumn and I didn't want to drown it with the cold weather etc.
I have a Mini Monstera in the same room with no troubles either, along with a few other plants.
Pot is way too large, I’d also advise a terracotta pot as it helps air the soil. Adansonii are extremely sensitive to overwatering. Hope this helps!
@HoyaAddict so repot into a slightly smaller pot? We don't have a terracotta pot/can't get one for a few weeks, but I can definitely downsize the pot and replace the soil for something more dry and see if that helps.
@NewAddiction Do you you any fertilizer?
@sgnursery I've not added any yet, I wanted them to settle in the new environment before feeding them and was told to wait until the growing season because they'll be slower to grow in the weather we currently have.
@NewAddiction I agree with @HoyaAddict
@HoyaAddict I will definitely do this! And yes, she's so pretty but definitely being temperamental 😬 I'll try get her sorted tomorrow if I can get un-drenched soil and perlite from my mums supply (all ours wasn't moved before the rain hit πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ).
@NewAddiction here is mine. I also have a makeshift pebble tray to help with humidity.

EDIT: To stay healthy and strong, Monstera adansonii requires bright, indirect sunlight for at least six hours per day. If your Monstera receives too little light, it can result in a leggy or sickly plant. But too much light can burn the leaves of your Swiss cheese plant and may harm your Monstera adansonii.

Monstera Adansonii likes evenly moist but well-draining soil. The plant should be watered when the top 3-4 inches of the potting mix are dry. This converted to days would be every 7-8 days in the summer and every 13-14 days in the cooler months.
@KikiGoldblatt Thank you so much! I am going to head around to my mums and repot Terry tonight.

As for light, currently we are having a torrential rain week so I will try pop her under a grow light with my veggie seedlings during the daylight hours.

I'll let you know how we go after this repotting and tidy up 🀞
What kind of soil is it? It looks super dark like it has nothin in it to help with drainage. Certain plants don’t like soil that retains alot of moisture. That’s why people have coco husks and perlite etc. this allows the soil to drain but also, the roots to have space and oxygen.
@jcPlantProper it was in regular potting mix, wasn't very good at holding water I will admit... I've just repotted to a smaller pot with premium soil mix with perlite added in as recommended.

Fingers crossed she likes the new set up and can thrive again 🀞 @KikiGoldblatt @HoyaAddict
@NewAddiction Looks great! Hope she perks up quickly 🀞🌱❀️