Philodendron being eaten!


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Hi. I have a very large philodendron in my flat. I have noticed that quite a few leaves look like they are being eaten. I have looked all over, under every leaf and can see no sign of pests! It seems to also be happening to brand new baby leaves before they have fully uncurled. Is this definitely a pest and if so what can I do??
 

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Brown, dry leaf tips usually indicate a minor problem, such as too much light or not enough moisture. I don't think you have any bugs on your plant however, its always a good choice to have a magnifying glass and look very closely at all the house plants indoors. Your plant is beautiful and looks very good. Water until just a little bit of water comes out the bottom of the container. Don't let it sit in the tray of water after watering.
 
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Thank you. It definitely gets enough light as it’s opposite a window and seems to really enjoy its position I have had since it was only small. With regards to moisture I had a few leaves turn yellow and fall off so I assumed I was over watering it!?
 
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I'm not an expert like some people here, but I believe this to be a photos (epipremnum aureum). Not a philodendron:) Yours looks beautiful btw!
 
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I'm not an expert like some people here, but I believe this to be a photos (epipremnum aureum). Not a philodendron:) Yours looks beautiful btw!
Hi, I have always wondered which it is because hard to tell the difference. Just done a bit more research and I think you might be right!!
 
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I’ve been so curious about this too because this is happening to several of my plants. And only on some of the new leaves, not the mature ones. It’s happening to these 3 plants: a pothos, a philodendron, and a marbled peperomia.
 

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If you see holes along the edges or in the centers of leaves, suspect caterpillar, however, you may also have a problem with snails or slugs but it's hard to know which. The best thing you can do now is to use use a magnifier and look at the plants very closely, and if you see any bugs use a soap spray and coat top and bottom of all the leaves.
 
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Just for the record, when you move a plant and allow the leave to brush against something they break. You can't see the damage then, but in 7 or 8 days the cracks turn into breaks Just like yours. That's why I try not to move mine unless I have to. Don't use any sprays because you need to.
 

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