Houseplants forum→Mysterious Brown Spots on Silver Pothos

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plantzoe
Jun 7, 2020 6:24 PM CST
Hi! My silver pothos has had a few brown spots over the course of the last few months. I always remove the damaged leaves, but somehow more keep cropping up. Today I noticed a more abnormal, almost "bullseye" looking spot, and this has me worried about the possibility of a virus or fungus. Any ideas?? I moved the plant into isolation today, and its had limited exposure to the rest of my collection for the last few months. Pictures attached below!
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Name: Will Creed
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WillC
Jun 8, 2020 9:35 AM CST
The brown leaf spot is not a fungus or virus. If you are getting much more of it recently, then it is probably due to a watering problem.

Phots are hard to interpret, but can you explain the white mottled appearance on the leaves? I want to be sure they are not caused by spider mites.
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plantzoe
Jun 8, 2020 2:09 PM CST
The mottled appearance of the leaves is normal- its a hybrid of scindapsus pictus called Silver Pothos "Silvery Ann." It's hard to see in a picture but it's a more silvery color and has a different texture than the rest of the leaf.

In terms of watering, I water this plant about once a week.
Name: Will Creed
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WillC
Jun 9, 2020 7:05 AM CST
Please post a photo that shows the entire plant and its pot.

How dry does the soil get just before the weekly watering? How much do you give it each time?
Will Creed
Horticultural Help, NYC
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Contact me directly at [email protected]
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