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Jun 1, 2020 6:05 PM CST
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Name: Toby
I moved my monstera to a brighter spot that receives direct sun and bright indirect light after repotting it over 3 months ago. In its previous location (with less light) it was able to produce leaves that had 5 holes in total, I water when it tells me it needs watering, it is planted in terracotta with a well draining soil with perlite, coco coir and orchid bark.

The roots are already growing out of the terracotta pot I repotted it into just a few months ago, suggesting that the plant is producing healthy roots and that they are healthy.

As I have moved this plant to a brighter spot that actually receives some morning sun, I would expect to see larger leaves with more fenestrations but it is doing the opposite and is continuously producing leaves with none. I know this isn't an issue of lighting as my monstera Adansonii which is partially shaded behind my monstera deliciosa (therefore receiving less light) is producing more and more fenestrations with much larger leaves.

I must add though, my monstera is growing faster in this new brighter spot.

There are no pests on this plant.

I fertilise this plant every 2 weeks during the growing season.

Is anyone able to help? Although the roots are growing out of the pot I don't think that they have had enough time to fill out the pot itself and therefore isn't root bound to the point where the plant is stunted. Photos below

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Also there's a typo in the title, apologies.
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Jun 4, 2020 5:49 AM CST
Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
Tropical plant collector 40 years
Aroids Region: Florida Greenhouse Tropicals
Your photos are so densely packed as close ups its hard to see the entire plant. Your leaves are pinnating, not fenestrating. Fenestration is the true holes that they produce in the center of the leaves between the veins that don;t reach the leaf margin.

It would help to see a long view of your plant.

Monstera do not tend to start pinnating until the leaves have started to climb a support, and the don;t tend to fenestrate until they are fairly old. Your plant still looks pretty juvenile.

This is the leaf of a very old (15/16 year) monstera
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This is the leaf of a plant that is approximately 10 years old but has been cut back many times, but is allowed to climb, so it is continually 'starting over' with new shoots. Monstera leaves enlarge, pinnate faster and fenestrate the higher they climb and the older they get

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Aug 23, 2020 7:38 AM CST

Hi can anyone suggest what's wrong with my plant. I thought it was overeater I have repoted in fresh medium of soil/ bark/perlite I haven't watered. The leaves seem to be dropping slightly. But the brown marks are concerning. Any suggestions the other 4 leaves are healthy
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Jan 5, 2021 10:07 PM CST

Hi, I also have the same problem with the most recent leaf. I've had 2 new leaves before the most recent and they all had splits in them the most recent one does not have any. The same is happening for the other vines. Am I doing something wrong? I have not move this plant and I water the same as I always do. I have grow light but have not fertilized since October. Oh it is winter time where I'm from.

Here is a picture of my monstera. The new one does not have any splits and the older one had splits.
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Jan 7, 2021 8:07 AM CST
California (Zone 9b)
Hi abbym1 Welcome! to the forum!
How long have you had the plant? if it's new to you then it may be responding to the change in light level from the grower's. Since it is relatively young and not growing on a support, it may just need time and a support.
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