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I NEED HELP! My Monstera Plant Leaves are BLACK!

antershannonantershannon Posts: 3
edited January 2020 in Plants
I need help guys! My monstera plant leaves are turning black and crispy I don’t know what I’m doing wrong. She has some new growth and I’m worried I’m going to damage her new growth. 

Any tips? Should i keep the burnt leaves? How to prevent this? How did it happen? I’m working on my green thumb and would appreciate any tips to revive her!  


  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,695
    Is it in direct sunlight by the window?  In that case I would think scorch. It is a jungle plant and would prefer dappled or semi shade and some humidity. Stand the pot on a tray of pebbles that are kept wet, and mist regularly.
  • Hi! Thank you so much for your response. I had it in this corner by the lamp and had noticed that’s when the leaves starting changing. But i just moved it by the window / doorway with a skylight. I’ll go ahead and move it again and try your suggestions. 

    Should i keep these leaves? Will they repair? This is my first monstera plant! 
  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,140
    They won't repair themselves.  Best to cut them off right down to the base of their stalk.

    As @fidgetbones says they need bright daylight but not direct sun and they need atmospheric humidity to do well but don't want to sit in wet compost so you have to provide the humidity with a daily spray of water or else a tray of wet pebbles to moisten the air.
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 8,847
    There are loads of reasons why houseplant leaves can get that sort of damage as well as direct sun - air too dry, too hot or too cold, draughts, physical damage eg from people or pets brushing against the plant, over- or under-watering. I never managed to keep a monstera in good shape so I gave up.  I think they just don't like my house! Other plants do much better.
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • Awesome. Thank you all for the feedback. Will be chopping them down to their stalk. 
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