How do you revive a droopy monstera?

Answered by Ricardo McCardle

To revive a droopy monstera, there are a few steps you can take to help bring it back to life. First, assess the watering situation. If the plant is droopy, it may indicate that it is either underwatered or overwatered. In this case, we will focus on underwatering.

Start by checking the soil moisture level. Stick your finger a few inches into the soil or use a moisture meter to determine if it is dry. If it feels dry, it’s a clear sign that your monstera needs a drink.

When watering, it’s important to do so thoroughly. Take your monstera to a sink or bathtub and let water run through the pot until it comes out of the drainage holes at the bottom. This ensures that the entire root ball gets adequately hydrated. Allow the excess water to drain before placing the plant back in its spot.

Going forward, monitor the soil moisture regularly. Water your monstera when the top few inches of soil feel dry. You can also use a moisture meter to help gauge when it’s time to water. Aim for a reading of around 3-4 on the moisture meter.

Additionally, consider the environmental conditions for your monstera. It prefers bright, indirect light, so make sure it’s placed in a spot with adequate light. Avoid placing it in direct sunlight as it can scorch the leaves.

If the air in your home is dry, especially during winter months when the heat is on, consider increasing humidity levels around your monstera. You can do this by placing a tray of water near the plant or using a humidifier. Misting the leaves occasionally can also help to increase humidity.

Lastly, assess the overall health of your monstera. Check for pests such as spider mites or mealybugs, which can cause stress to the plant. If you notice any pests, treat them accordingly using appropriate insecticides or natural remedies.

Remember, reviving a droopy monstera takes time and patience. It’s essential to provide consistent care and monitor its progress. With proper watering, light, and humidity, your monstera should start to perk up and regain its beautiful, lush appearance.