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Posted 1M ago by @Luckyclovertrip

Any tips would help- philodendron πŸ₯ΉπŸ€—πŸ€—

I know it might be silly but I’m new to this! Is it easy to over water this plant?? I just got it and I’m not sure when it was last watered so I gave it a bit but I just put my finger in the soil and it is pretty soaked…. - also can it survive in this pot it came in? (I don’t think it has drainage bec not water comes out the bottom) Do I need to get something with drainage to move it into right away or will it be alright ?? #Philodendron #PhilodendronBrasil #PlantAddict #HappyPlants #HangingPlants #NewPlantMom #PlantHaul #HappyPlants #UrbanJungle
4” pot with drainage
Last watered 1 month ago
Hey Alex! It's not silly at all!! πŸ₯° It's the number one way that even experienced plant parents kill our little darlings! Lol πŸ˜‚ It's surprisingly easy to overwater most plants tbh! And I find that especially when they've come by mail they tend to be really soggy (overwatered for the trip). My local supermarket does the opposite and totally ignores all their plants once they arrive so it's pot luck really (excuse the pun!).

I would always advise giving new plants a couple of weeks to acclimate before repotting, but it sounds like even after a couple of days the soil is still REALLY damp? In which case, yeah I'd repot her into a pot with drainage... Some hanging pots (for indoors) have concealed drip trays to allow drainage without ruining your carpet! Lol but others are solid, and Philos like to dry between waterings. The other thing you can do is carefully unpot her and stand her in an old cardboard box for a couple of days so the soil can dry quicker... It will also let you have a peek at her roots. If they're at all brown and squishy... You definitely need to get her into fresh soil coz that's root rot, you'll need to remove those nasty looking roots with a pair of sterelised snips or scissors, and then put her into whichever pot you choose with some nice fast draining soil.

They're pretty tough! So if the roots look ok you can just leave her in her box for a couple of days until some of the excess water has evaporated and decide from there πŸ₯° good news is she looks REALLY healthy from the image! No droopy sad looking leaves or browning (which can also be a sign of overwatering) so I'd say you're ok πŸ₯° xxx
@JenniB81 phenomenal answer Jenni!
@RJG aww thanks Drew! πŸ₯° I try... Lol πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ x
Mine has been thriving with bright, indirect light from glow light or even just in my window sill! It started growing a lot more after I gave it better light
@elisenavidad thanks!
@JenniB81 wow thank you so much! This is all sooo helpful πŸ₯°πŸ₯° i just messed around with the pot a bit more and i figured out the bottom tray pops out to allow drainage!
I like the hanger you have. Mine was way smaller than yours and I know I overwatered it a couple of times, but then I learned over time and now if I'm not sure, I just use this hydrometer.

And don't worry, I didn't know for months that this pot had another pot inside which is the one with the drainage πŸ˜‚

But after almost a year, it's twice what you see in the photo. Very fast grower for me.