New Monstera Deliciosa foliage is pale

This is cold weather here on east coast, but my monstera is growing new foliage however the new leaves are pale and browning at the tips. This is happening to a couple of leaves. During the colder months I have been watering less frequently and only when I feel that the top soil is dry.
Please suggest what am I doing wrong.
Also, the new leaves are not growing as big as I would have liked. I have not repotted since I got it and have also read something about pH balance of soil but dont know much. Please guide.


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here’s a good article on your plant and lists the problem you are having. Good luck, it’s a beautiful plant.

Common Problems

It is an easy-going plant and is generally pest-free. Treat pests as soon as they appear with weekly sprays of horticultural (neem) oil and regular wipe-downs of the plant.

SYMPTOM: Leaves turning brown and crispy at the edges

CAUSE: Thirsty plant, underwatered or high salt build up

SYMPTOM: Wilting plant, dry potting mix

CAUSE: Underwatered or pot-bound

SYMPTOM: Yellowing leaves or black stems, wet potting mix

CAUSE: Overwatered


I could never keep this beautiful plant alive and happy, no matter what I tried. Best of luck to you, I wish you success!