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Jun 5, 2020 4:17 PM CST
Toronto, Canada
I got this as a gift from my mom so I'd really love for it not to die. The bottom of the pot has a few drainage holes and some sort of peat at the bottom (but I've never actually seen water come out of it). The leaves are looking real droopy and some of the ones at the top are growing more pale.

The plant is placed at a west facing corner of my apartment.. just not sure what to do with it. I haven't repotted it but I've added some new soil to it, no weird markings to indicate any sort of bug... I'm watering it every week but I stopped doing it so often when new leaves were sprouting from the soil but were turning yellow which I read meant was a sign of overwatering... :(

Thank you so much!
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Jun 5, 2020 4:26 PM CST
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You may not be watering enough. Perhaps once a week is appropriate but if you are not watering enough, that would explain the droopiness. You want water to really drain out of the drainage holes.
Never add soil to the top. You could bury roots or shoots that would be better left exposed.
Lastly, it probably needs more light. West is okay but in front of the window. It doesn't need a lot of sun but prefers a nice, bright spot.
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