Posted 3M ago by @EndearingFord

Yellow and black leaves! Help! What am I doing wrong?

Last watered 2 months ago
According to my experience (I have satin pothos), your satin pothos is sitting in a wet soil. Satin pothos are sensitive to water, so beware of waterlogged soil. You need good ventilation and good drainage soil, with a proper size pot that has at least a drainage hole. Satin pothos are quite sensitive to heat as well, so you have to adjust the distance accordingly to how your satin pothos react to sun's heat, give the plant a distance from indirect sunlight but don't put too far because you need the heat from the sun to dry up the soil to avoid the roots submerging in wet soil for too long.

From what I can see from your oasis picture, you need to trim off all the rotten roots and you may need to chop the whole plants to propagate them in water. Take the whole plant out from the soil gently to check the roots and the leaves. If the older shoots suffer more than the newer shoots, then it's best to separate the whole plant into multiple plants and "only" water propagate the healthier plants.

The older shoots usually will have long roots and without baby roots, which will be harder or may not be able to survive in water propagation for them, so you may want to put the one with only long roots (older shoots) into a new soil. If you want to water propagate them, put only the ones that have baby roots in the water. Use a spray bottle to slightly wet the soil of the soil plants, do NOT use tap water, you don't want to put too much water to the small trimmed plants.

As for the water propagation plants, put liquid fertilizer into the water. Remember to change the water every one or 2 weeks to keep the water clean and fresh. Keep in mind that roots can rot in water propagation if the water is lacking of oxygen which is important to the roots, stirring the water or pour in water from a height can help add oxygen to the water. And of course, dirty water can also cause fungus and mold growth in water that will kill the plant as well.

I hope this helps.
Hi there! Is it in a clay pot? No drainage?
I agree they are sensitive to water logged soil. I have mine in a moss basket and I water once a week . If I go too long between watering I have noticed I will get a yellow leaf.
Thank you so much for the help! Iโ€™ll have to pull it out of the pot tomorrow. Iโ€™m hoping to save at least a little bit. Again, thank you for your time ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ
@SunnyPlants there is a drainage hole at the bottom but I believe the pot size is now way to big with how much dead plant I have had to trim away ๐Ÿ˜ซ
@EndearingFord if you have problem growing them in soil, try to put them in LECA or perlite, they work well in semi hydroponics, this can ensure you to have no waterlogged, but keep an eye on their roots in semi hydroponics, don't let their roots sit in the water.