Recently, I’ve taken an interest in plants.
I bought a Chinese evergreen on Kijiji two days ago. When I got home and inspected it, I noticed there was some white around the offshoots of the stem. I am worried it could be mealy bugs..
Yesterday, I repotted the plant in a plastic liner with succulent/cactus soil (I read that Chinese evergreens need good drainage and it was recommended).
When I removed the plant from its original pot, the soil was dry on top and moist on the bottom (the original pot had draining holes with no liner).
The plant looked like it was potted without removing any old dirt from the roots (it looked like it was root bound before the previous owner changed pot size ).
I removed all the dirt from the roots as gently as I could before repotting in the new soil.
There is one leaf, near the bottom of the plant that is turning yellow; on the internet, I read it could be the result of overwatering (or mealy bugs!), so I have not watered the Chinese evergreen yet.
The stem has marks on it that look yellowish and dry; even the offshoots near the stem look like they are dry and crispy.. I’m not sure what going with it.
Otherwise the rest of the leaves are beautiful and seem a healthy green.