Monstera Deliciosa Care
Monstera add instant jungle plant presence to your space. They are vining plants that get big overtime without pruning and develop really cool aerial roots. Leaves start out small and heart-shaped and develop cuts in their leaves as they mature in proper bright light. This plant is easy to propagate and will yield you enough cuttings throughout its life for you to gift to all your friends. Our plants are greenhouse grown and acclimated to thrive in an indoor environment.
Basic Instructions: Place in bright, filtered light, and water once every 7-14 days or when the top two inches of soil are dry.
Who should get this plant: A good plant for those looking for a large presenceful plant. This plant is resilient and not finicky, making it a good plant to start your collection with too.
In depth care:
Light: Monstera will thrive in bright, filtered light, and will have a hard time photosynthesizing in lower light. Our plants are greenhouse grown, so direct sun will burn the leaves unless it’s limited to only very early morning light. In a space with very little natural light, a grow light can be added to ensure the plant’s ability to photosynthesize and grow.
Water: It’s best practice to learn to test the soil moisture with your finger by inserting into the dirt down two knuckles deep. Once the soil is dry to that depth, you can water your plant. Depending on your environment this can be once a week if your home is very hot or dry, or once every 10-14 days if your house is cooler or you use the AC regularly.
Humidity: Grouping plants together helps increase the humidity in the area immediately surrounding the plants. You can also supplement with a humidifier.
Pests: Spray Monstera leaves above and below with Neem oil monthly to prevent pests like spider mites from infesting your plant.
If your leaves get defined yellow edges, it can be a sign that you need to repot your plant. Other less dramatic forms of yellowing can mean you are overwatering your plant or it is not getting enough light to photosynthesize.