If your plant is a little overwatered but not showing signs of root rot, simply give it a chance to dry out a little before watering again. If the problem continues, you may need to repot your monstera into a pot and soil with better drainage.
What does an overwatered monstera look like?
Sign #1: Dark brown spots on the leaves
Dark brown spots are a telltale sign of root rot, which is caused by over-watering. This issue needs to be treated quickly to prevent spreading! What to do: If you notice these spots and the soil feels wet, carefully remove the monstera from its pot to inspect the roots.
Can monstera survive overwatering?
If excess water doesn’t have anywhere to go, it will sit at the bottom of the pot and create a soupy soil, causing your monstera’s roots to rot. An overwatered monstera can develop infected roots, dark brown leaf spots, and dead leaves, and become more prone to pest infections.
How do you revive a droopy monstera?
If your monstera is underwatered, the solution is easy: give it a drink! If the soil feels dry a few inches down or if a moisture meter reads dry, give the soil a good soaking and let it drain. Going forward, make sure to water when the top few inches of soil feel dry or when your moisture meter reads 3-4.