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Jun 2, 2020 7:45 PM CST

This is my first houseplant and I ordered it online due to lockdown, probably a bad idea in retrospect. It arrived with a leaf broken off, a small patch of brown on two leaves, and one leaf that didn't look healthy at all which I removed from the plant (first photo is the leaf I removed).

Once I moved it into my house in a spot not in direct sunlight and misted the leaves it soon perked up a lot. However, the brown has continued to spread for about a week now. I've not repotted the plant yet and it has drainage holes. I have moved plant to an even more shaded area as someone suggested it could be a sunburn but despite moving the plant it's still getting browner each day on more leaves. Second photo shows the 'brown' that's spreading on multiple leaves.

Any advice would be appreciated as this is my first plant. Sad
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Jun 3, 2020 7:12 AM CST
Name: Will Creed
NYC
Prof. plant consultant & educator
Is most of the leaf discoloration on older, lower leaves? A photo of the entire plant would be helpful.

How do you decide when to water and how much do you give it?
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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Jun 3, 2020 10:07 AM CST

WillC said:Is most of the leaf discoloration on older, lower leaves? A photo of the entire plant would be helpful.

How do you decide when to water and how much do you give it?


The higher up leaves are not as badly effected. It seems to be the middle leaves concentrated mainly on one that are experiencing the most browning.

I water the plant when the soil seems a little dry, I use just enough to make the soil moist again. I used to mist it everyday but have since stopped this.

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Jun 3, 2020 2:40 PM CST
Name: Will Creed
NYC
Prof. plant consultant & educator
It's important to water thoroughly - until some water trickles through the drain holes - each time you water.
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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