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Jun 4, 2020 1:19 PM CST
West Texas
hello can anyone help me diagnose yellow spots on my philodendron burle marx, just received it in the mail today. TIA!
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Jun 4, 2020 2:52 PM CST
Name: Will Creed
NYC
Prof. plant consultant & educator
Please post a photo of the entire plant and its pot.
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Jun 4, 2020 2:55 PM CST
West Texas
Here it is @WillC
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Jun 4, 2020 2:59 PM CST
Name: Will Creed
NYC
Prof. plant consultant & educator
The damage occurred before you got it. It could be that is was exposed to high tempos will be transported or it may have been poorly handled while in transit.

What was it potted in when you got it? Was the potting medium wet, damp, or dry when it arrived?

Is it in sphagnum moss all the way through or is that moss just on the top? If so, what is underneath?
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 4, 2020 3:03 PM CST
West Texas
@WillC It was potted in this same pot, I haven't repotted yet. It was very damp upon arriving. I have included a picture of whats underneath the moss
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Jun 4, 2020 3:15 PM CST
Name: Will Creed
NYC
Prof. plant consultant & educator
Thanks for the additional photo. It is hard to know just how much damage was done to the roots from either overwatering or poor handling during shipping. But there is no changing the past so it doesn't matter.

Trim off the damaged leaves as they will not recover. Remove the green fertilizer pellets on the surface and remove the sphagnum moss permanently as it was put there just for shipping protection

Keep the plant in a moderately bright location. Let the top inch of soil get dry to your touch before watering it. Be patient because it will take a while for it to recover, again depending on just how much damage was done.

Don't attempt to "fix" the roots by replacing the soil or removing damaged roots.
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 4, 2020 3:19 PM CST
West Texas
@WillC Thank you for your advise and I will do just that! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!
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Jun 5, 2020 7:12 AM CST
Name: Will Creed
NYC
Prof. plant consultant & educator
Crossing Fingers!
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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