Hello dears ,
I've a very beautiful and large Philodendron which I brought a month or two
note : (it's old pic - I was corralled it by the rope but not anymore)
I'm noticing some leaves burnt around edges and some leaves have like scratches or something ..
the burnt look like sun burnt but I'm not putting it indirect sun nor in cold draft ..
it seems bright but shady to me
please help me
I don't want to loss it
Does the pot have good drainage? And what's the soil like?
I suspect one of two issues: drainage/overwatering, or possibly nitrogen deficiency. Nitrogen deficiency tends to produce yellowing margins that don't have a distinct pattern. Yellowing begins in the oldest leaves first. Poor drainage and/or overwatering often produces a blotchy effect, sometimes creating necrotic patches, but it can also cause an overall yellowing. I'm not sure why it presents differently at different times or in different plants, but I suspect it is because some roots are more affected than others, so the parts of the plant fed by those roots show damage first.
Fertilizing a plant that is sick due to something other than fertilizer deficiency will cause worse problems, so your best bet is to dig into the pot and determine whether the soil and roots are healthy and not crowded or soggy.
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This is definitely not nitrogen deficiency. It looks like a water problem.
well well guys ,
it almost all of you agree about a water and drainage problem
but I'm sure the yellowish spots start appearing before I moved thegrowing pot into the white pot ( which I thought it has poor drainage ) .. what I mean that month ago the plant should have a very good drainage which was the time I took the pics above ..
maybe it's over-watering ? but I check the first inch of the soil every time before watering to be sure it's dry : L
what should I do now ? do I have to check the root system ? decrease the time between watering ?
maybe it about how much I water ? it's quit a large plant to me( look at the tissue box beside it ) ..and I water it thoroughly , is this too much ?
here a pic of the soil and there are some weird stuff on bottom stems
I'm just a beginner at these stuff
It's making aerial roots, perfectly normal.In the pics, it looks like the soil is moist in the middle, but not thoroughly to the edges. When you water, do it so that all of the soil is moist, then when it quits dripping, it can go back in the outer pot. With plants that don't appreciate drying out, like Philos, it's even more important to have a porous soil mix so that the constant moisture doesn't cause rotting from lack of oxygen. Oxygen + moisture = healthy roots. Moisture + no oxygen = rotting/suffocation. Oxygen + no moisture = shriveling & death. Unless something mechanical has happened to a leaf, compromised foliage is a sign of compromised roots. I would be considering repotting.
when you asked about the pot drainage I thought I'll be " over-watering problem "
I'm thinking of something when you said " mechanical " , it's a spray the gardener gave me to keep the leaves clean and shiny
it dose keep my plants shiny .. but many of them not in good condition too ..
IMO, being clean & healthy is all the shine a leaf needs. Some are naturally more shiny than others.
Give your plants an occassional shower and wipe the leaves with a soft cloth. They will look just as happy as if you used an artificial leaf shine.
This definitely looks like bacterial infection I got on my imperial red. It kept increasing in area and started on other leaves until I cut the affected areas/ leaves.