What is wrong with my friend's plant

Asked February 23, 2016, 6:52 PM EST

Watching this plant for my friend and now it looks like it is dying but how? The stems are green but off chutes are yellow. I've been watching it since thanksgiving. Why now is it suddenly having problems?? It is an indoor plant.

Montgomery County Maryland houseplants philodendron

1 Response

Since there is no sign of disease or insects, we suspect the problem is overwatering. This is the number 1 killer of houseplants. Allow the surface soil in the pot to dry down about 1/2 to 1" before watering.