Monstera may be the perfect houseplant for you if you’re looking to create a big, bold, tropical feel in your home. It features large, leaves that have interesting holes and splits in them
While young, this houseplant has a dense, bushy shape, but as it grows, it wants to vine out. You can keep it bushy with regular pruning, or let it climb up a vertical support (such as fishing line fastened into the ceiling), for a decidedly bold and tropical look.
Grow monstera just about anywhere in your house! It tolerates low light, but grows faster and becomes more dramatic in a bright spot. In most areas, it can take some direct sun on its leaves when grown in the house.
Water once a week. Allow the soil to dry out slightly in between waterings and reduce watering in autumn and winter.
Fertilize once to twice a month in spring and summer during active growth.
Monstera deliciosa prefers medium to high humidity. Mist the foliage of the plant occasionally to increases humidity, mimicking the plant’s natural habitat.
Monstera deliciosa prefers 28 to 34 degrees Celcius, although it can tolerate temperatures as low as 10 degrees Celsius.
Mealybugs, aphids, thrips, scale and spider mites – Many pests can be removed simply by spraying the plant with a direct stream of water or spraying the leaves with organic pesticide.
Leaves Turning Yellow, Brown, Or Black – If you see yellow or brown leaves on your Monstera, you may be overwatering. This could also be an issue of too much water and not enough light. Overwatering can lead to more severe ailments and that may eventually require you change the soil.
Leaves Curling – If the leaves of your Monstera are curling, your plant is most likely under-watered. You can easily fix this issue by giving the plant a thorough drench.
Leaves Wilting or Drooping – If your Monstera looks droopy or the leaves are wilting, this could be one of two things – overwatering, or under-watering.