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Apr 30, 2020 1:17 PM CST
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Hello all!
I purchased a monstera albo borsigiana cutting in early February of this year and it's not looking good. When I received it, half the leaf was cut due to light burn (I'm assuming). It arrived rooted and in a bit of soil. Now it has been some time since and it has started yellowing. Some of its history is as follows: when it arrived I made the mistake of potting it in a very large pot, then I left it there until about a week ago when I repotted it in a smaller pot. My soil mixture consisted of some bark, soil, peat moss (80% soil). Before I repotted it in the smaller pot I had a look at the root system. You can see it in some photos below, it had some browning but the stem felt solid. I was told to wash the plant with mild antibacterial soap, rinse well cut any browning on the sides of the stem (which when I did the inside was white with no browning) then let it dry and then repot. So I did that. I only water once every two weeks from the saucer up or when the top feels dry. I mist the leaf once a day (some days twice). I know that cuttings can take months to produce new growth but I don't know whether mine is dying! Please could someone help me, I want to know what you guys think it is and whether I can save it!
Some photos are below.
Thank you so so much in advance!

This is how it arrived:
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These are the roots after I washed them and dried them (on the drying rack funny I know)
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This is the yellowing which came about in March (had to cut off more of the white as it had dried a lot)
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These are the stems potted, still look green imo and still feel firm:
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This is the leaf back, just in case any of you guys see any pests/insects:
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May 1, 2020 5:56 AM CST
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When you say bark, soil, peat moss (80% soil). did you mix the mix or buy it mixed?
NOT A EXPERT! Just a grow worm! I never met a plant I didn’t love.✌
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May 1, 2020 5:59 AM CST
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oneeyeluke said:When you say bark, soil, peat moss (80% soil). did you mix the mix or buy it mixed?

I mixed it because I couldn't find any ready mix online (probably didn't do a good job there I reckon)!
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