Posted 1M ago by @RealSimpleMama

Help with a sad princess

Zelda is not thriving and I’m heartbroken. She was my 40th birthday present to myself and she was root bound, so I added a moss pole when I upgraded her to a new pot. And since then it’s like her roots have not acclimated. She’s in a really chunky mix, snuggled up with other humidity-loving plants, misted daily and close to a grow light. And she is still wilted like she’s super thirsty. Her new leaf is gorgeous but otherwise her leaves have the wilted paper thin flimsy look. I am trying to be patient but I really don’t want to lose her! Ideas? Confirmed there are no pests or rot. πŸŒ±β˜€οΈβ€οΈ #help #PinkPrincessPhilodendron #Philodendron
0ft to light, indirect
4” pot with drainage
Last watered 2 days ago
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@RealSimpleMama I found this pretty extensive article on it. There are just so many factors that could come into play, I thought it might be easiest to read and do a self evaluation.
How long ago did you switch out her pot and add the pole? A new leaf seems like a positive sign at least! Repotting can just be so shocking I hope that’s all it is. Is she in the same place as before too?
@UphorbiaUphoria transitioned her gradually to the new place and it’s been a good 2.5-3 weeks now. :(
@UphorbiaUphoria thanks for your help! πŸŒ±β˜€οΈβ€οΈ
She looks a little sad but not horrible…I fertilized mine even in the winter, just less often. If you don’t already since it’s coming on spring maybe try giving her a little fertilizer? And just keep letting her adjust. If all else fails you can propagate her into several new plants. I had to do that with one of mine that I let get too dry (room with a wood stove) Now that I know better they have a humidifier
I wouldn't mist, it does nothing for the humidity and can lead to fungal and bacterial issues. It may be because of that, honestly. ☺️πŸͺ΄
I'd unpot and check your roots again. If they aren't taking, they may start to rot.
@michellesmom yes I plan to do that this next weekend if I haven’t seen improvement. πŸ˜•πŸ˜΅β€πŸ’« At that point I’ll move to water or do a chop and prop if she’s still struggling.