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FridaGreen
May 16, 2020 9:58 AM CST
Hi

So I got myself an adorable monstera minima, but I am very concerned about the condition of it, and unsure what this leaf damage could be, does it look like damage from a pest? Or perhaps just some overwatering in direct light?

This is my first time with this type of plant. And I don't want to introduce it in with the rest of my indoor plants if it has a pest Sad

Any advice/help on what anyone thinks is is, would be greatly appreciated.
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oneeyeluke
May 16, 2020 12:24 PM CST
When a plant gets moved and is brushed against anything the leaves will crack. You can't see it when it happens, but about 7 or 10 days later they show up as breaks in the leaves. Many people get these marks confused with pest damage. Just to be sure, always look very closely with a good magnifier at all the plants marks to catch bugs quickly before they become a problem.
You have your Rhaphidophora tetrasperma in a large container that will hold a lot of water. So be very careful not to over water. Let the top 2 inches dry before watering and if you start to see brown edges on the leave, that means too much water. Your plant is beatuful.
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