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tess_anne
May 16, 2020 1:10 PM CST

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The leaves on my silver pothos have been turning grey, and they have decently sized black spots with yellow edges. I think I may have overwatered it a few weeks ago, and I don't know if that could have been a factor. I also tried to add some more cuttings to the pot that were propagated in water. The roots of the cuttings had a white fuzz on them, and I don't know if this could have caused a fungal infection. I've since removed the cuttings from the pot. If it is a fungal infection, do I need to remove all of the infected leaves? I'm concerned about this because at least half of the leaves have the discoloration and spots.

Any help would be appreciated!
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tarev
May 16, 2020 1:20 PM CST
I cannot see the entire plant, but the leaves seems to be the older ones. It is normal for the older ones to die out first eventually.

Cuttings grown in water, have water roots, so when moved to soil, it may die off till the plant is able again to grow roots for soil use. Just be patient, and do not be tempted to overwater.

Run ceiling fans or open up windows, weather permitting, to allow cross ventilation to lessen fungal issues around your plant.

No fertlizers, just be patient for now. Water only as needed. Do not make them too bone dry.

tess_anne
May 18, 2020 1:12 PM CST
tarev said:I cannot see the entire plant, but the leaves seems to be the older ones. It is normal for the older ones to die out first eventually.

Cuttings grown in water, have water roots, so when moved to soil, it may die off till the plant is able again to grow roots for soil use. Just be patient, and do not be tempted to overwater.

Run ceiling fans or open up windows, weather permitting, to allow cross ventilation to lessen fungal issues around your plant.

No fertlizers, just be patient for now. Water only as needed. Do not make them too bone dry.


Yes, those are the older leaves. The newer ones look normal. Thankfully, my fan is already on most of the time right now because of the heat. I'll be sure to open the windows as well. Thanks for your help!

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