Since you are already stressed with your monsteras not growing, we want you to look upon the possible causes of this condition. Monstera plants are epiphytic vines, which means they're climbers rather than trailers. Ah, thanks for showing me the window situation! The first two leaves are perfect. Here’s a picture of some on my Monstera: Sorry it’s a bit blurry, but it’s winter in the UK and the lighting here is truly, truly horrific. Standard liquid plant fertilizer can be applied about once a month … It’s darker, but also warmer and more humid. Well, you can’t really. In the wild, they’re br crawling up the side of an enormous tree, not chilling in the back of our front room making do with a couple of bamboo canes and some string. When the plant is off to the side, its view of the sky is severely constricted. On a moisture meter, the reading will be a couple of notches … Leaves don’t last forever. When you have too much water, or simplythick soil that doesn’t drain, the roots are smothered and are notable to draw in water properly. How exactly do you water? Other people swear by fish emulsion but I’m vegan so won’t use that PLUS apparently it really stinks. It's no wonder these plants are a popular pick, the Monstera … If the soil stays too damp, the roots will gradually rot. Sign up and I’ll do my best to help them live their best lives! Trimming the plant's trailing stems encourages bushier growth. Droopy leaves, yellow leaves, etc. I t, Anthurium crystallinum leaves growing inside my #i, Aspidistra elatior ("Cast Iron Plant") - a freshly, Philodendron birkin is putting out new leaves, whi. How do you determine when to water? Too little light can result in yellowing leaves. Low humidity is often a factor when it comes to plants drooping, but it’s not something that I’ve found Monstera to be that picky about. Monstera usually drop the lowest leaf first – when you buy them they often have a couple of teeny leaves at the bottom – they’ll be the oldest leaves, and they don’t usually last very long. The leaf stalks are 6 inches in size, whereas the leaf blades are 4 to 10 inches. Leaves turning yellow. There are a variety of reasons why your leaves are falling off your Monstera or it’s looking droopy: As plants go, Monstera can be droopy. As I’ve said, you’ve already watered the plants to no avail so the issue isn’t just dry soil. The problem with spider mites is that by the time you’ve noticed the webs and damaged, there’s a hellish colony going on. They're not the type of roots that damage walls or surfaces. 3) Move the plant so that it is right in the middle of the window – and I’m hoping that you open the blinds completely during the day. The reason for the hot water is that the stems of hydrangea has a sticky substance that can prevent water absorption. In the wild, Monstera deliciosa is accustomed to clambering up neighbouring trees and bushes for support. Monstera can be fine in lower humidity settings, though you may find that growth is a bit slower and leaves may take that bit longer to unfurl. 1) Cut off the yellowed/blackened leaf – it’s done and now, just an eyesore. There are a lot of things that make new gardeners worry and these are some tips that will highlight them and help them. When propagating a monstera deliciosa plant in water, you can’t simply cut off a stem from the monstera plant and give it a go in water. This causes the plant to droop because the damaged roots can’t absorb water for the leaves and stems, so the effect is similar to the soil being too dry - leaves get no water, so they droop. Leave them to acclimatise first, even if it’s just for a couple of months. However the third leaf is ripped and is now droopy and doesn't seem to be perking up, Its been unfurled like this for about 3 days now. Upon closer inspection the entire petiole (the bit that joins the leaf to the stem) had snapped. are signs that your monstera is unhappy. Monstera deliciosa is a climber in its natural habitat, using its aerial roots to cling to large trees, so you should provide it with moss-covered support sticks or a trellis. While Monsteras can adapt to low light areas, their growth will slow. You’re looking for brown, mushy roots and a smell of, er, rotting. While this natural process is nothing to worry about, understanding the distinction between guttation, dew, and sticky residue caused by harmful pests is important for making sure your Monstera is happy and healthy. 2) Take the plant somewhere where you can water the soil completely – as in, pour in, very slowly, a volume of water equivalent to the entire soil volume – obviously, water will drain out of the drainage holes. So the monstera is a vining plant, so it's not droopy, its just growing! Just like many other plants, as they dehydrate, the water content in their cell walls is reduced, and they have a harder time holding their structure. Could you please show me where this plant lives relative to the window? I do NOT recommend repotting plants as soon as you buy them, because the plant is even more likely to go into shock than it was anyway. To prevent cut hydrangeas from wilting, it’s best to cut the stem at an angle and immediately soak the stem in hot water for 30-seconds and then start to arrange them. I have a little bottle with a spout that I use to water the soil all around the plant evenly. I’m not saying it definitely isn’t a factor, it’s just not make or break for them. Weakened or stressed Monstera become more susceptible to insect infestations. 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