Gina1960 said:I think a lot of people have trouble with Monstera adansonii and Monstera in general because they don;t understand its growth habit in the wild.
Most Monstera species do not begin in the ground. They begin as epiphytes up off the forest floor in trees and on rock crevices. Those that DO start on the ground rapidly find a host to climb up, and once they develop sufficient adventitious roots to snake down and anchor themselves to both the host and into the soil, the allow their trunk to die off and they grow as epiphytes. They start their lives as what are called lianes, and end up as epiphytes. The proper term for them is hemi-epiphyte. In the wild, as the plant grows higher and higher up the host support, the leaves get bigger and bigger. This is a light-seeking behavior.
Growing and monstera in a container of soil is the opposite of what it would do on its own. But it will adapt to that.
If you want your leaves to grow like they should, you need to offer your plant a support to climb, and offer it adequate light.
The repotting does not seem to have really harmed it. It looks healthy. But many scandent aroids that naturally produce larger leaves the higher the climb will do the OPPOSITE when the stems are allowed to 'dangle'...the leaves will just get smaller.
WillC said:Your plant is reacting to the repotting. It was doing fine prior to the repotting and probably did not need repotting. Roots coming from drain holes are not necessarily a sign of the plant needing more room as is commonly believed.
If you removed some of the original soil when you repotted, then some of the root hairs were damaged in the process and that may be causing the new leaves to react as they are. In addition, the larger pot with more soil makes it more likely that the soil will stay too moist for too long unless you adjust your watering routine accordingly.
As long as you adjust your watering, the effects of the repotting should be temporary. Be patient.