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Droopy monstera

ES42ES42 Posts: 2
Hello! I have moved from Beds to Scotland two weeks ago and my monstera was in a van for over 24 hours during the transit.  She hasn't been happy since. I have repotted her into a bigger pot, gave her new soil. The dirt is not too wet, not too dry, she has a spot by a massive window, on a side where the (occasional) sun doesn't directly shines on her. Still, she's all droopy and the leaves are closing. What am i doing wrong? 

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  • ErgatesErgates Devon, east of ExeterPosts: 1,566
    Is that the new pot or the old one? It does look quite small for the size of plant. My guess would be that it is still dehydrated, mine only starts to flop when it gets too dry. Maybe this would be a good time to consider taking cuttings from the top to try rooting in water. If it dies, at least you might have a new plant started to replace it, and that could also encourage it to bush out a bit lower down.
  • CamelliadCamelliad SussexPosts: 402
    My monstera did this - I got it from Homebase where it had been totally neglected.

    I agree with @Ergates the pot looks a tad small for it. I managed to rescue mine by repotting, giving it a good feed, sticking it in the bath for 30 minutes - running a shower over the leaves and letting it stand in water for a bit. Then I misted the leaves every few days. That was two years ago and now it is taller than me and requires minimal care!
  • ES42ES42 Posts: 2
    Camelliad said:
    My monstera did this - I got it from Homebase where it had been totally neglected.

    I agree with @Ergates the pot looks a tad small for it. I managed to rescue mine by repotting, giving it a good feed, sticking it in the bath for 30 minutes - running a shower over the leaves and letting it stand in water for a bit. Then I misted the leaves every few days. That was two years ago and now it is taller than me and requires minimal care!
    Thank you! The pot is actually huge, the picture makes it look small. I have only noticed the optical illusion once you pointed it out. I have gave it more water and some plant food. So fingers crossed! 
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