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Name: Serena Fu
Sydney Australia
serena0626
Jul 31, 2021 6:39 PM CST
Hey guys,
I'm a newbie in monsteras. Had this thai constellation monstera for about 5 months, repotted after 1 week when I got it from local garden shop. It hasn't been any new leafs growing since then. The soil seems alright. The leafs are on the dry side looking when I had them. But now looks dryer then before. Unfortunately, there were two aerial roots dead after I repotted it. I had mister on most of the day when I moved it inside, now there is a new aerial root growing. I'm wondering if I did something wrong when I repotted it. Please help!!
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Name: Will Creed
NYC
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WillC
Aug 1, 2021 9:39 AM CST
Repotted plants often put most of their energy into filling the pot with roots at the expense of top growth.

How do you determine when it is dry enough to need water?
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Name: Serena Fu
Sydney Australia
serena0626
Aug 2, 2021 2:10 AM CST
Hi Will, thank you for your response. I normally put my finger into soil to check the moist. It's winter in Sydney at moment, we have heater on most of the days make the air bit dry, I roughly water it around once 1 week with the humidifier on.
Name: Omie
New York state (Zone 5b)
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Omie
Aug 2, 2021 4:57 AM CST
As long as the pot has a drainage hole (important!), I would start watering it TWICE a week until it recovers its root function after repotting. It looks thirsty to me.
Name: Paula Benyei
NYC suburbs (Zone 6b)
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Turbosaurus
Aug 2, 2021 10:03 PM CST
That's a beautiful plant, I'm green with envy

It doesnt look bad at all to me. I'm sure you spent a fortune and it looks beautiful. Im so jealous,
I think you may want it to grow in a
way that's not how it grows...
This long length with 90* leaf angles is exactly how it should behave, and I will trade you my right leg for a cutting when it gets too big, because you will have to cut it. They only grow in a straight line, and cutting them is the only way to manage to them.
The plural of anecdote is not data.
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Name: Paula Benyei
NYC suburbs (Zone 6b)
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Turbosaurus
Aug 2, 2021 10:10 PM CST
You didn't do anything wrong.. big leaves take a long time to grow... if you're old leaves are fine, you're simply impatient
The plural of anecdote is not data.
Name: Paula Benyei
NYC suburbs (Zone 6b)
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Turbosaurus
Aug 2, 2021 10:21 PM CST
Ideally, more direct sun will make new growth faster, but there is absolutely nothing wrong with this plant..
they love big pots, they are one of the few plants that you can repot 3x the size and in 6 months theyll take every inch you gave them. They LOVE big space and will eat it up.
The plural of anecdote is not data.

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