Is this plant healthy #819603

Asked February 01, 2023, 6:31 PM EST

Im having trouble with this giant plant . I can’t tell if im taking care of it properly or if it’s healthy

Hennepin County Minnesota

Expert Response

Overall your plant looks very healthy and it is indeed a giant! Congratulations. New leaves look healthy. Some of the older leaves have tip burn because they didn’t get enough water at one time. This can make the leaves brown but it doesn’t mean the plant is unhealthy. The affected leaves won’t repair but they will be replaced by new leaves eventually.
Inexpensive water meters are available in plant stores or Amazon and one of these would be helpful. A very weak (1/4) fertilizer solution added to the water will help your plant too.
Claire Kari Replied February 01, 2023, 7:38 PM EST
Thank you sooo much for the quick response, I really appreciate it! You are a lifesaver!

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The Question Asker Replied February 01, 2023, 10:22 PM EST
I should have mentioned the leading cause of death for houseplants is overwatering, so a little tip burn is much better than wilting caused by rotting roots from too much water.
Good luck with your plant it is a beauty. 
Claire Kari Replied February 02, 2023, 6:17 AM EST

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