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.

  • 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, 2021 at 5:34
  • @zoroakalior Yes, from the outside. Aug 4, 2021 at 7:36

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, 2021 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, 2021 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, 2021 at 10:57

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