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Q.What’s wrong with the monstera leaves?

Zone 4066 | lansen_lailey added on April 9, 2019 | Answered

Hey there!! Could anyone tell me what’s wrong with my monstera? The leaves curl downwards with the tips pointing upwards. The leaves feel and look crispy. I have removed 2 stems for propagation. How do I fix this? Thank you

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Answered on April 9, 2019

This could very well be the start of a fungal infection. I would recommend a treatment of peroxide, and water. This will be at a strength of 1/4 peroxide to 3/4 water. Do this treatment twice. Once now, and once a week from now.

This should take care of the infection. It won't help any of the old infected leaves, but when the treatment starts to work, you will notice the new leaves growing clean.

You may want to also use a little dolomitic lime to buffer the pH closer to 7. This may stop a bit of the leaf curling as well.

This article will give you more information on the care of these plants: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/swiss-cheese-plant/proper-care-of-a-swiss-cheese-plant-swiss-cheese-plant-propagation.htm

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