Philodendron Plants

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Anonymous added on December 26, 2017 | Answered

My Philodendron, which is about 15 years old, has started developing brown spots on leaves and some leaves have a yellow tint along the edge. Neither have shown in past. Suggestions or comments on possible problem or how to treat? Thank you

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Answered on December 27, 2017

This could be a watering issue, a disease, or a problem with salts or excessive fertilizer in the soil. If the brown spots look like concentric rings, it is most likely a disease, and the affected leaves should be removed (as long as it is on a limited number of leaves). Please see these articles to identify the culprit:

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