HELP! Split leaf philodendron dying


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I just bought a split leaf philodendron around three months ago. I left it in the plastic pot from the garden center and placed that inside a bigger stone pot which also has a drain hole. It seems that I put it in a place where it will get the sun it needs. I don't think direct sunlight really. The last month especially all the leaves have been dying off quickly. Like rotting on a few stalks at the soil level. I have given it a balanced plant food once now since it's winter.

What am I doing wrong and do I have a chance to save it?
 

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WAAAY too much water. Look at that discoloration on that piece of wood. That is water leaching up. The leaves show classic symptoms of too much water. Keep the soil SLIGHTLY DAMP, not wet.
 
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WAAAY too much water. Look at that discoloration on that piece of wood. That is water leaching up. The leaves show classic symptoms of too much water. Keep the soil SLIGHTLY DAMP, not wet.

You're right! I just pulled the whole thing out of the pot to see what was going on and realized the clay pot I put it in didn't have drain hole as I thought it did. What a dumb move on my part. Been sitting in water now for about a week, yuck.

Think I can salvage it if I let it dry out for a few weeks? Maybe I need to re pot it directly into the clay pot and discard the plastic one? I have just drilled holes in the clay anyway to prep. Maybe repotting with dry soil and rocks at the bottom layer would save it.
 
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Chuck nailed it.

I think you can probably save it with your plan of repotting and letting it dry completely. Philodendrons are notoriously "hard to kill" plants so as long as the roots aren't rotted you are probably good to go.
 
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I have just repotted it with a good amount of dry potting soil in the bottom of the new pot. I will post a picture if it survives the next few weeks (y)
 

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