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May 5, 2020 7:24 PM CST

HELP! All the new leaves on my Monstera Deliciosa plant turn out yellow!

The plant suffered some sun damage a few weeks ago, so I repotted it and moved it to a shadier place.

Is the pot too big?
Does anyone have any advice?


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May 6, 2020 12:21 AM CST

This happened to my smaller one, I believe it's down to watering too much, also I have heard they do this now and again to allow for more bigger beautiful ones to come through! I just take mine off and have a check of the soil and other leaves :-)
Uploaded a pic of my small one, took a yellow leaf of this morning - she's pretty healthy 🙂
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May 6, 2020 7:53 AM CST
Name: Will Creed
NYC
Prof. plant consultant & educator
Welcome! In the photo, it is only older lower leaves that are yellowing and that is normal.

If new leaves are yellowing it may be a reaction to the sun exposure and to the repotting. Did you remove some of the soil when you repotted or did you leave the rootball intact?
Will Creed
Horticultural Help, NYC
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Contact me directly at wcreed@HorticulturalHelp.com
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May 11, 2020 7:38 AM CST

Thanks @WillC! Unfortunately those are new yellow leaves cropping up. I tried to keep the football intact and only add new soil around it
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May 11, 2020 8:42 AM CST
Name: Will Creed
NYC
Prof. plant consultant & educator
By new leaves, I mean leaves that emerge at the tops of each stem, not those down below. The yellow leaves in the photo are not a cause for concern and can be cut off.
Will Creed
Horticultural Help, NYC
www.HorticulturalHelp.com
Contact me directly at wcreed@HorticulturalHelp.com
I now have a book available on indoor plant care
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