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  • Answered by
    Heather on
    November 7, 2010
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    Sometimes new leaves need a little time to develop a glossiness. I would give them a month or so to see if they start to shine. If they do not, check how much you are watering and the fertilizer. These plants do not need much fertilizer, so I would only fertilize it once a year or so.

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    Heather on
    November 19, 2010
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    Congratulations! Getting one of these plants to bloom in a partial indoor environment is an accomplishment.

    When the flowers from these plants do come to maturity, the fruit is actually much like a cross between bananas and pineapples (though it is poisonous to eat before it is ripe).

    Unfortunately, it can take up to a year for the fruit to ripen and in order to do do, they need to be exposed to temperatures and conditions that far greater than the normal household can provide.

    They need conditions that mimic conditions like growing zones of 10 or higher. High heat, high humidity and lots of bright, indirect light.

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    Nikki on
    May 2, 2011
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    Some plants go into shock when they are repotted. It sounds like yours has. Make sure that the drainage is good in the new pot and provide a little fertilizer. If you give it good care, it should come out of shock and recover.

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    Nikki on
    May 4, 2012
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    Lousha on
    December 8, 2014
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    Thanks for the quick answer. I'll try and fix the problem.
    (Unfortunaletly the site was a bit slow when I asked my question which did not seem to register so in the end I asked three times. Sorry for that.)

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  • Answered by
    theficuswrangler on
    December 7, 2014
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    My guess would be that the soil is too wet. Monstera, like all philodendrons, likes to have plenty of air around its roots. When the soil in the bottom of the pot stays too wet, in other words doesn't dry out enough between waterings, the roots can't breathe, and root rot set in. Test the moisture in the bottom of the pot; on a moisture meter, it should register 1/2 way between dry and moist before you water again. https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/testing-moisture-in-plants.htm
    If you find the soil is too damp, you'll want to take steps to correct the situation: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/disease/treating-root-rot-gardening-tips-for-housplants.htm

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  • Answered by
    theficuswrangler on
    January 5, 2015
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    This article has instructions for starting monstera cuttings. If you have enough cuttings, you could experiment with different rooting media - water, perlite, potting soil, or whatever - to see what works best for you. https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/swiss-cheese-plant/monstera-deliciosa-propagation.htm

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  • Answered by
    Downtoearthdigs on
    June 28, 2015
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