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edit: I've only touched the root and it seems to be already a bit rotten, so I just pulled it out, hope for good!

So I have this Monstera plant that after some time of not growing I took out of it's pot to discover root rot, removed all the rotten roots and managed to get some healthy in a new pot and soil and it did managed to grow a new leaf and recover! Amazing recovery but now I have this ceramic pot with one hole at the bottom which drain pretty well but there's one root that comes out of it which I don't really know what to do about, what do you think? Pictures added.

pot plant
this is the root coming out the pot the whole plant
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Just cut it - the plant will learn that's not where roots should go and it'll stop.

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  • I'm kind of afraid that's the.plant's biggest if not only healthy root... By cut it you mean from outside ? Aug 4 at 5:34
  • @zoroakalior Yes, from the outside. Aug 4 at 7:36
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As mentioned, you could just cut it but while it is still short I usually try to guide it back inside the pot.

Other option is that you could just leave it, although it has a higher risk of rotting and that could spread inside. If there is enough room and air under the pot it could be fine though.

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    The plant looks small enough that OP could probably (gently) pull it out of the pot and guide the root to a better location while reinserting.
    – mcalex
    Aug 4 at 8:20
  • @mcalex Yes that is a feasible option as well. While it is OK to cut roots, I like to leave it as a last resort. :D Aug 4 at 9:07
  • thank you, I've edited the question now with the result.. it kind of cut off by itself when I touched it, although looking really healthy two days ago maybe the time outside with not so much air there to grow, will see how it goes! thanks! Aug 4 at 10:57

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