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My Swiss cheese philodendron has black crusty areas on new growth?

I just bought my beautiful plant and it looks healthy except for black crusty holes forming on fresh new growth. I have it near a skylight in a med light room. Just got the plant last week and noticed fruit flies around it too. I let it dry out between watering a. Any ideas?

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#1 Comment By BushDoctor On 07/13/2019 @ 10:25 am

These do appear to be similar to Philodendron but they are Monstera! They have slightly different care than the Philodendron.

This appears to be a fungal infection. Perhaps it takes too long to dry out between watering?

You will need to apply a fungicide, and make sure that there is plenty of ventilation to help it dry between waterings, as fast as possible.

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