Why Are My Monstera Adansonii Leaves Dying?
Monstera Adansonii is a very hardy plant. The main reason why leaves will be turning yellow and dying would be related to the soil. Your soil is either too wet or you haven’t watered your plant in a while. It’s usually the former.
How Can I Tell If I’ve Overwatered My Plant?
Here are a couple of ways to determine if you’ve overwatered your plants.
- If your soil stays wet after a week
- If your soil looks muddy
The fix here is simple. Here is the checklist of actions you can take to resolve the problem
- If you do not have a drainage hole, add one
- If you do not want to put a drainage hole in your pot, place the plant in a plastic pot that you can easily remove from the decorative pot to water
- Add perlite, orchid bark, coco coir chips, or horticulture pumice
Other reasons your M. Adansonii is losing leaves
If your Monstera Adansonii is still losing leaves, you may want to investigate the roots. The roots may have started rotting. A good hint is smelling something rotting around your plant, and if it doesn’t have that stench, gently remove the soil to inspect the soil.
Inversely, if your plant is root bound, then it’ll also lose leaves. Once it’s root bound and losing leaves you’ll want to repot your plant. When you do this, your plant will take off!
Lastly, if you’ve done everything right and your plant is still not growing. The solution might be fertilizer. Monstera Adansonii always needs to be fed, so if you’re not fertilizing your plant every other week during growing season, you may not see it grow as much as it could and you will probably see it start to drop some leaves.