Apologies if this has been asked before and I just haven't seen it but I worry about my golden pothos.
I bought a staked golden pothos two weeks ago from a garden centre and I've noticed brown patches on the variegation. I took pictures to see if they grow bigger, which they did.
The patches grew after I took the plant home, they were not visible when I bought it.
Should I remove the leaves? Can this spread from leaf to leaf? What is it caused by?
Here is a picture from about a week ago:
and a picture from today, showing the progression on the upper leaf:
It was stapled to the pole with rusty staples, all of which I removed and replaced with twine, but they have left orange marks and/or strangled the plant and have grown into the stems a bit, leaving wounds. Will these wounds cause further issues? Should I try to clean the orange marks?
(I pointed it out to a person working at the garden centre but they suggested to remove them and staple it with clean ones I could purchase there too
Also, all four leaves that unfurled since have brown rims on one side. I noticed they only appeared on the side of the leaf that was curled up, not the "outer" side. The brown edge turned crispy and is prone to tearing. Does anybody know why this happened? Maybe because I relocated it (from the garden centre to my home)?
I'm unsure whether these issues stem from its time in the garden centre or whether I provide it with the wrong care.
It is about 5-6 feet from a south-west facing window and does not get direct sunlight. I mist it usually once a day and if the soil feels dry and light, I water it thoroughly and let it soak for about 15 minutes, before draining. I wiped down the leaves when I first got it. It is growing a new leaf at the moment and starts to get a slight bit rootbound but from what I've read this is actually something pothos like?
I know I've only had it for two weeks but I want to make sure I'm doing this right because I love this plant already!
Thanks for any advice in advance