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Q.How to save my plant from dying.

Zone 89706 | Anonymous added on September 17, 2020 | Answered

Hello, I recently purchased a Monstera Deliciosa from Trader Joe’s and have had it for a week. After purchasing my Monstera Deliciosa I immediately repotted and replanted my plant using a pot that has two drain holes. I mixed Miracle-Gro 8 qt. Cactus Palm and Citrus Potting Soil Mix, perlite, and
Miracle-Gro Orchid 8-Quart Potting Soil Mix. I mixed all three and watered Monstera Deliciosa thoroughly until plant drained. A week later passed and planned to only water once a week. However, today I noticed some brown spots around the edges. I feel I am giving plant enough water. And I am afraid that my plant will die. Should I water twice a week? Should I buy plant food? Should I cut out the brown spots off?

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Answered on September 18, 2020

Actually, water less, feed less, and make sure it dries out just a little on the top between waterings. Brown spots are usually infections, from overwatering, but can be signs of nutrient burn, too!

Don't cut the leaves until they are almost completely dead, or if it starts to spread very quickly. You will need a fungicide to combat this.

This article will help; https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/info/using-fungicides-in-garden.htm

Here is an article that will help you to care for these plants: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/swiss-cheese-plant/repotting-cheese-plants.htm

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