I bought a Monstera about a week ago and the bigger leaves started to look floppy. I thought this was because I didn't water it enough, so I watered it more. I'm guessing this is where I went wrong because after that some brown spots have appeared on the new leaves and on the bigger ones.

The pot is about 3 feet from a window that gets morning light. The plant is in a clay pot that has a saucer and I removed the excess water from the saucer once I watered it.

If I did over water it, do I have to sit it out and see if the leaves will be okay, or is there something I can do to get the plant and leaves to look healthy?

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    Imogen, welcome! Pictures are worth 1000 words, so why don't you edit your post with some? While you wait for answers, take the tour and browse our help center to learn more about the site and the Stack Exchange system in general.
    – Stephie
    Commented Jun 18, 2016 at 17:23
  • Monster is capable of guttation: plantsarethestrangestpeople.blogspot.ca/2008/05/guttation.html If you're overwatering (which is likely), you might see the tips of the leaves dripping water or small water pools on the floor below.
    – Brenn
    Commented Nov 3, 2016 at 19:32
  • It would be helpful to see pictures of your own plant, if you can add some,also showing the pot as well as the plant
    – Bamboo
    Commented Nov 4, 2016 at 17:32


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