Back home, checking on the plants and super happy to see more new growth on my wee little Monstera. The oldest leaf (the only one with slits) is turning yellow but I’m not alarmed. Since the rest of it looks healthy and it’s in a good spot getting bright indirect light, I figure it’s a normal part of growth—you gain some and you lose some, as @houseplantjournal has reiterated time and time again. With the days getting longer which means more natural light for the plants I’m hoping to get some fenestration soon!
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Fiddle Leaf Figs can be such a challenge and any losses can be discouraging to new plant parents. Knowing basic care needs, plant likes, and dislikes are critical to a foundation of success, but sometimes you may do everything right and still lose a leaf or two. We lost this one from the bottom of our tree. The top edge got scorched from a little too much sun a few months ago, but it hung on and then just this week it yellowed and dropped. But are we worried? No! Sometimes every plant will need to shed a few leaves as part of growing. Were it a dramatic loss of multiple leaves, or a top leaf, then that might lead to some concern. But we know our plant is happy because if you swipe you'll see we just had four new leaves sprout out the top! Stay tuned for more on fiddle leaf care tips this week.