Houseplants forum→Monstera leaves turning black

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May 4, 2020 8:47 PM CST
Hello, I ordered a monstera online from home depot, and decided to split it into 3 different pots a few days after getting it. Two out of three started getting black tips immediately while one seemed fine (two were in front of a south facing window, the other a west/north) could not find anything that looked like it online so assumed it was root rot, so I took them out and dried them and repotted, the leaves look absolutely hopeless now and the third one is starting to have the same problem. Is there any way to save even one leaf?
Thumb of 2020-05-05/mminikae/4ebaed original plant

Thumb of 2020-05-05/mminikae/d4e086 1 & 2 after problems were found

Thumb of 2020-05-05/mminikae/eea23c 1& 2 now

Thumb of 2020-05-05/mminikae/da13dd plant i did not repot again but has now started developing the same problems

May 5, 2020 10:50 AM CST
I;ve seen quite some views but no help Sad if you need me to clarify anything I definitely can!
Name: Will Creed
Prof. plant consultant & educator
May 5, 2020 11:51 AM CST
Your plants are reacting to the damage that was done to the root hairs when you separated the plants and then removed the soil along with the tiny root hairs that do most of the work. It was not root rot.

It will be difficult to get the roots to recover. Keep your plants in small pots with a porous potting mix. Do your best to keep the potting mix perfectly balanced between damp and dry. It won't be easy. Crossing Fingers!
Will Creed
Horticultural Help, NYC
Contact me directly at [email protected]
I now have a book available on indoor plant care

May 5, 2020 3:19 PM CST
Thank you, keeping my fingers crossed Crossing Fingers!

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