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Emi454
Jun 5, 2020 10:37 AM CST
Hello everyone,
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My Pothos seems to be sick since some of the leaves are turning yellow, others brownish and some are strange to the touch (not smooth like the others are)
It is definitely not Mealybugs and scale, but I saw 5 or 6 tiny (1mm) brown bugs

I would appreciate every help,
thank you
Emi

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Name: Will Creed
NYC
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WillC
Jun 5, 2020 3:45 PM CST
Welcome! Emi! Your plant is a Philodendron, not a Pothos. They are often mistaken for one another. Please provide some additional information.

Did you repot it? If so, when and did you remove some of the original soil?

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

How far is it from the nearest window?
Will Creed
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Emi454
Jun 6, 2020 1:22 AM CST
WillC said: Welcome! Emi! Your plant is a Philodendron, not a Pothos. They are often mistaken for one another. Please provide some additional information.

Did you repot it? If so, when and did you remove some of the original soil?

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

How far is it from the nearest window?


Hello WillC, Smiling
Again thank you for your help,
Thank you for the information, I did not know that,
I bought it 7 month ago and did not repot it since the pot I bought it in seemed big enough. (see photo)
Since I thought it was a Pothos I watered it like my other pothos ie. when the soil ist very dry or the leaves get a little droopy (which means approx 1. a week)
I also spay it with water about one a week,
the closest window (glass wall) is 2 meter away but the room is very bright. The plant get's no direct sunlight


Thank You! for your help

Emi


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Name: Will Creed
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WillC
Jun 6, 2020 7:44 AM CST
Pothos and your Philodendron have similar light and water requirements, but Pothos are much hardier and more forgiving of some occasional watering lapses.

Let the top 1-2 cm of soil get dry before watering thoroughly enough that some water runs through the drain holes. The soil deeper than that should remain damp at all times.

The light you described seems to be okay.
Will Creed
Horticultural Help, NYC
www.HorticulturalHelp.com
Contact me directly at [email protected]
I now have a book available on indoor plant care
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Emi454
Jun 7, 2020 12:45 AM CST
WillC said:Pothos and your Philodendron have similar light and water requirements, but Pothos are much hardier and more forgiving of some occasional watering lapses.

Let the top 1-2 cm of soil get dry before watering thoroughly enough that some water runs through the drain holes. The soil deeper than that should remain damp at all times.

The light you described seems to be okay.


I will keep that in mind,
Thank you for the help!
Emi

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