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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. https://bulkperoxide.com/hydrogen-peroxide-for-plants/
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.