Posted 1M ago by @PreciseMostii

I believe I am looking at possible root rot? Can anyone m...

Last watered 1 month ago
Youโ€™re correct, your Spider plant is overwatered. Your plant is showing signs of a disease called bacteria leaf spot; (the browning on the leaves with yellow halo). This is also a sign itโ€™s suffering from root rot. But, donโ€™t panic, your plant is salvageable. ๐Ÿ™‚
โ–ซ๏ธ Is your plant in a pot with drainage holes? If there is No drainage then water is stagnant at the bottom of the pot, suffocating the roots and causing root rot.
๐Ÿฅ These are the steps to take in order to save your plant:
โ–ซ๏ธQuarantine it from the other plants in your oasis. Because itโ€™s contagious. This will also allow good air circulation, which will help your plant get better. bacteria leaf spot is like a common cold, but if itโ€™s untreated it could become pneumonia. ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ
โœ‚๏ธ Use sterilize pruning sheers to remove the damage on the leaves.
โ–ซ๏ธSpray the leaves with neem oil or any fungicide spray.
โ–ซ๏ธ Examine your plant for pest infestation, like mealybugs, spider mites, fungus gnats, & etc. These plant vampires are attracted to plants suffering from root rot.
โ–ซ๏ธ When itโ€™s time to water your plant (when the top inches of the soil feels dry) spike its water with 2 teaspoons of 3% hydrogen peroxide per one cup of water. This will eliminate any pathogens in the soil.
๐Ÿ’ง Using the soil finger test is the best method for determining if your plant is thirsty and a great method to prevent overwatering. The skin on your finger is a very sensitive moisture meter. Only water when the top inches (the first knuckle on your index finger) feels dry. This method also allows your plant to tell you itโ€™s thirsty. ๐Ÿ™ƒ
โ˜€๏ธFinally, if your plant is not getting enough sun it will stay wet too long and start showing signs of over watering. This plant thrives in bright, filtered light.
๐Ÿ™ With a little TLC your plant will make a speedy recovery.
This is how bacteria leaf spot disease looks like.
But I agree, that a pot without drainage is no good for plants.