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dakshdarsh10
Jun 4, 2020 3:44 PM CST
My money plant hasn't been increasing and is staying the same... what should i do?


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BigBill
Jun 4, 2020 5:23 PM CST
I believe that what you have there is a pothos. Not a money plant.
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dakshdarsh10
Jun 4, 2020 7:38 PM CST
Yes it is a pathos... sorry. So, do you know what the problem is and why its not growing?
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BigBill
Jun 4, 2020 7:57 PM CST
I don't see any problems. It is not a fast growing plant.
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dakshdarsh10
Jun 4, 2020 9:30 PM CST
I think it's has root rot... how can i check for that?
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WillC
Jun 5, 2020 8:38 AM CST
When was your Pothos last repotted? How much of the original soil did you remove when you repotted?

How do you determine when to water and how much do you give it? About how often is that?
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dakshdarsh10
Jun 5, 2020 12:10 PM CST
1. Repotted 2 weeks ago
2. Removed all original soil that did not connect with the roots so like the soil in the sides of the pot
3. Put my finer 2 inches deep in the soil
4. About once a week
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dakshdarsh10
Jun 5, 2020 12:26 PM CST
I just opened it up and sent a pic... how's the root?
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Calif_Sue
Jun 5, 2020 12:28 PM CST

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Yikes, doubled the stress now! Sad
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dakshdarsh10
Jun 5, 2020 12:33 PM CST
So what is it... does it have root rot!
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WillC
Jun 5, 2020 3:04 PM CST
Your Pothos is suffering from damaged roots from unnecessary repotting, not once but twice. Root systems are fragile and don't like to be disturbed. Larger pots rarely make plants grow faster or better. Usually, it is the opposite.

If a plant needs to be repotted, it will have a compact rootball that is surrounded on the outside with a netting of roots. There will not be any excess soil that falls away from the sides.

I don't know how to advise you now. It may be best to take as many tip cuttings as you can and propagate them in water or a porous potting mix.
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dakshdarsh10
Jun 6, 2020 1:16 PM CST
Anything i can do to save the plant?
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Calif_Sue
Jun 6, 2020 3:40 PM CST

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Repot, hope for the best. They are pretty easy to grow and your plant looked great in the first photo, as mentioned, they are not a fast growing plant , not even sure why you would think a perfectly healthy looking plant had root rot.
In the future, don't worry if you don't see any noticeable growth of a pothos. A new plant settles in, adjusts to the new lighting, the roots get established if repotted. All things that won't be apparent as active growth patterns. If this one survives now, the two recent disturbances of unpotting may very well show up in the leaves, what's done is done.
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dakshdarsh10
Jun 6, 2020 6:49 PM CST
This plant was just repotted 2 weeks ago so do you want me to repot it again?
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WillC
Jun 8, 2020 8:34 AM CST
No. It has already suffered too much damage fro being repotted unnecessarily. Do your best to manage the watering so the soil stays damp but not wet. But take cuttings because the root damage already caused by the repotting may make recovery impossible.
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Calif_Sue
Jun 8, 2020 8:41 AM CST

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My comment to repot was because you took it out again to take the root photo. Follow Will's advice.
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dakshdarsh10
Jun 8, 2020 5:39 PM CST
Oh ok and also should i put ice in it because lots have people have told me it better then just watering.
And what about coffee grounds?
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WillC
Jun 9, 2020 7:27 AM CST
No ice cubes and no coffee grounds. Both are outdated folk wisdom.
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dakshdarsh10
Jun 23, 2020 9:19 AM CST
Do you know if anything is wrong with this one? The curry leaf plant is not growing well
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