The seedling is not even 3 inches tall and has a leaf bigger than itself. This is a polyembryonic honey mango seed. It gets 1 hour of sunlight daily and the pot has no drainage holes. I also am probably overwatering it. I water it once a day.enter image description here

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I wouldn't be concerned about the size of that one leaf, it looks healthy, but it is a concern that you have it in a pot without drainage holes. Since you mention it yourself, you probably already know it shouldn't be in something that doesn't have drainage holes, so I'd recommend you move it into a pot with holes; the difficulty is deciding when to do that so as not to cause damage to fragile new roots. You may need to wait until it grows on a bit more, unless it starts to show problems related with poor drainage.

Information here about growing mango from seed - you will need to scroll down a fair way to get past the 'how to germinate' section https://empressofdirt.net/grow-mango-seed/

  • I just put it in a pot with drainage holes, I broke the the tip of the longest root but it was just the very very tip but it was still hanging on by a thread. Commented Aug 27, 2020 at 15:14
  • fingers crossed then!
    – Bamboo
    Commented Aug 27, 2020 at 17:40

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