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Carla wrote at 2008-11-19 00:46:58
hi i had exactly the same problem and this was just the answer i was looking for! just thought i'd add a note, i JUST repotted my philodendron to a much larger pot. the roots were very large and i could tell the plant would go nuts in its new home. then it started "crying". so i can only assume it is due to its new amount of readily available water just as darlene has mentioned :)

robotronik wrote at 2011-05-02 01:55:33
I also noticed this happening to my healthy pathos plant, after I watered it. I'm glad to know what causes this to occur. Thank You!

Jean wrote at 2015-08-30 13:41:33
My philodendron (sp) has lived in water for at least 12 years!  This is the first time I have seen this.  I was shocked.  I even too closeup pictures because I didn't want anyone to think I was nuts!!!  LOL.  Thanks for my sanity!!!

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Darlene K. Kittle


I have been an Advanced Master Gardener for 24 years and I raise around 300 houseplants and bonsai trees a year including tropicals, succulents, and cacti. I have also been a professional plant care person for businesses in the Fort Wayne, IN area and currently professionally care for bonsai trees for my customers.


I am also studying the Japanese art of bonsai with tropical plants and is President of the Fort Wayne, IN Bonsai Club.

Fort Wayne, iN Master Gardeners. President of the Fort Wayne Bonsai Club. Allen County Master Gardeners

I am not a hortculturist. I am a Purdue University Advanced Master Gardener for 24 years. I have studied plants on a personal level by growing hundreds of plants annually for the last 35 years. I have also studied under several nationally known American Bonsai experts.

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