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May 25, 2018 8:52 PM CST
australia
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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May 26, 2018 5:07 AM CST
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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
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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
Name: Lin Vosbury
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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 Split-Leaf Philodendron (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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Jun 1, 2018 1:06 PM CST
Name: Will Creed
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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
australia
Thanks everyone. I will follow the advice. Smiling
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