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May 25, 2018 8:52 PM CST
Hey experts ,

It's winter here in Australia and I ve been careful not to over water my indoor plants. However I do mist them twice or thrice a week to maintain humidity because of the heat from the heater. Are we supposed to mist the monstera/swiss cheese /fruit salad plant ?

I notice a little black on one of my old leaves. One of the new ones at the bottom seems yellow too. Am I worrying too much or doing something wrong ? Here are the pictures.

Thanks in advance.
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Name: Sally
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May 26, 2018 5:07 AM CST
misting does nothing for humidity, in reality. I don't see any huge problem. Normal for an old leaf to decline now and then. Stop misting, just maintain good watering.
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May 30, 2018 9:41 PM CST
Thanks a lot. Am just not sure about the ageing process of monstera leaves. Just grabbed some.more pictures today. All good u reckon ~

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May 31, 2018 6:51 AM CST
It's more than likely due to the heat and low humidity of winter. You can raise humidity levels around your plant(s) by sitting the pots on trays of moist pebbles; keep a little water in the pebble tray, replacing as it evaporates. I think your Ceriman (Monstera deliciosa) will be fine as long as it isn't kept soggy or allowed to completely dry out; once your weather warms up and you can move it outside for fresh air, you should see more rapid growth of new leaves.
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Name: Will Creed
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Jun 1, 2018 1:06 PM CST
I think you are worrying too much and not doing anything wrong. Follow Lins' advice.
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Jun 1, 2018 8:47 PM CST
Thanks everyone. I will follow the advice. :)
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