1

A few months ago I bought a big beautiful xanthosoma sagittifolium. I have it situated by a northern facing window because I read it does not like full sun.

I'm very confused by this plant because it lost its big leaves a few weeks after I got it. It continuously grows new leaves which either turn yellow and die before opening, or die a few weeks after opening.

I've tried moving it around and varying how much water I give it. So my questions are: what does this plant like and how is its health? The original instructions I got with it don't seem to be working. Thanks!!

enter image description here

  • What size of pot is that? Do you realize this plant will grow to 12 feet high and 12 feet wide if it's in good conditions (outdoors in a suitable climate)? I think the poor thing just doesn't want to be a bonsai! – alephzero Oct 5 '18 at 21:58
  • Is it in a pot inside that basket (or whatever it is)? and does the pot have drainage holes? Is the same pot it was in when you bought it? – Bamboo Oct 8 '18 at 11:56
  • it's in its original plastic pot (with drainage holes) inside the basket. it is quite wide but i bought a bigger pot to repot it into – KBula Oct 9 '18 at 15:17

Your Answer

By clicking "Post Your Answer", you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy, and that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.