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Philodendron soggy/wet spots?? #153731 Nov 20th, 2007 at 10:24 PM
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Hi everyone, thanks for taking a look at my question. Here is my philodendron, I've had it for about a month, and got it from a reputable plant shop. It gets indirect light (no direct light from windows), I've been watering about once a week when I notice the soil is dry, and I don't over water, just enough to evenly moisten the soil. The problem is, it's getting these wet spots that are getting bigger and bigger. The soil is not soaked, and the pot has draining holes. I'm not sure how to attach pictures on here, or I would. Does anyone know what the problem is? Thank you all.
Ryan


Re: Philodendron soggy/wet spots?? [Re: pennrj430] #154011 Nov 21st, 2007 at 06:10 PM
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Hi Ryan......welcome to our Pod.

Did you check to see if their are any insects on the leaves anywhere?
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Re: Philodendron soggy/wet spots?? [Re: pennrj430] #154012 Nov 21st, 2007 at 06:10 PM
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ryan, set yourself up a photobucket or image shack account (instructions are in the new members/welcome wagon section) and then you can post a photo and let us help. i have no clue by your description.

and welcome wavy we are glad to have you!

Re: Philodendron soggy/wet spots?? [Re: ] #154108 Nov 21st, 2007 at 08:27 PM
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Hi guys, thanks for your help. There are no bugs at all. I have a few pictures now. Also to mention, when I touch the soggy part of the leaf, it actually breaks and drips water. Thanks again.

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Re: Philodendron soggy/wet spots?? [Re: pennrj430] #154180 Nov 22nd, 2007 at 11:46 AM
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Bacterial leaf spot perhaps? Look like water soaked irregular areas that grow in time? Warm temperatures and high humidity help the bacteria develop. I would cut the leaf, dispose of it in the trash and only water when the soil feels almost dry. Also, make sure the soil drains well and water does not collect at the bottom of the pot.

Re: Philodendron soggy/wet spots?? [Re: luis_pr] #154197 Nov 22nd, 2007 at 12:20 PM
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Thanks Luis, It's actually on every leaf. Should I just cut the infected parts out of the leaves, or cut the leaves off all together? Thanks again.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!!!!!!

Re: Philodendron soggy/wet spots?? [Re: pennrj430] #154223 Nov 22nd, 2007 at 03:12 PM
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The information I have says that removal and destruction of infected tissue is most desirable but it does not clarify whether to cut off the whole leaf or the visibly affected parts of the leaf. My assumption is that the bateria is everywhere on the plant by now so, first cut a couple of inches past the visibly affected leaf areas and see what happens. If the unaffected areas show sign of disease in the future, cut all the leaves. At that point, you may also want to consider replacing the whole plant too.

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Happy Turkey Day to you too!

Re: Philodendron soggy/wet spots?? [Re: luis_pr] #154292 Nov 22nd, 2007 at 06:05 PM
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ryan, you can cut that back pretty hard and if it is healthy at the roots, it will come back healthy. dispose of any of the leaves in the garbage. do not try to compost them.

also, please resize the pictures to 640x480 as that is the largest we allow on this site. photobucket will let you resize them without reloading them, and then the next time someone looks at them from here, they will be ok thumbup thanks for understanding!

Re: Philodendron soggy/wet spots?? [Re: ] #154387 Nov 22nd, 2007 at 08:37 PM
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Thanks again Luis, and Jiffymouse. I'll trim them all back, and let you know if all looks well in a few weeks.

And I resized them in Photobucket.

Ryan

Re: Philodendron soggy/wet spots?? [Re: pennrj430] #154475 Nov 23rd, 2007 at 10:43 AM
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