I'm the Monstera Deliciosa. I'm kind of weird yet incredibly trendy, the name Monstera actually means "strange" in Latin, but I think that's why people love me. My unique leaves are heart-shaped when they are young and transform with age into my iconic holes and notches pattern. I am low maintenance and quite resilient, if you get busy I'll forgive you if you occasionally forget to water me. My favorite thing about myself is that my large leaves covert CO2 into oxygen during the day to provide you with healthy, clean air.
Difficulty Level: low maintenance and easy to care for
Light Needed: low to bright, indirect light
Water: water when the top of the soil dries
Plant Traits: low light, air purifying, easy indoor plant, reduces stress
If you're looking for a bold and trendy houseplant, this is the one for you. It is a tropical vining plant that can get quite large and spread itself dramatically 2' wide in your home. Since they can grow quite large, find an open space in your home to make a statement. The big and bold green leaves will iconically split and create holes and notches in the mature leaves. While the word Monstera means "strange" in Latin, the deliciosa part of the name comes from the pineapple-like fruit it will bloom in it's natural habitat (but you won't see any of this in your home, unfortunately). It is easy to care for and great for beginners with plants. This plant is a great air purifying as it converts CO2 into oxygen during the day.
Botanical Name: Monstera deliciosa
Nicknames: Monstera Deliciosa, Monstera, Swiss Cheese Plant, Split Leaf Philodendron, Window Leaf, Mexican Breadfruit, Hurricane plant
Plant Type: Tropical vine/shrub
Native To: Central and South America
Mature Size: 2 to 3 feet indoors
Leaf Color: Green
Leaf Shape: Heart-shaped with holes when mature
Growing Season: Spring and summer
Favorite Rooms: Living room, bedroom
Health Benefits: Purifies the air, reduces stress & anxiety
Grow Pot Size: 6" wide x 5" tall
Plant Height: about 16" - 20" tall (including pot)
Plant Weight: about 1.5 lb
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Plant that is about 12" - 15" tall (including pot)
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These fabric bags are washable and recyclable. It will take 1-2 years for the bags to semi degrade. Use your fabric bag as a decorative planter and remove from the bag when it is time to repot. This planter is designed by Root Pouch.
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Give the plant bright indirect light. Low light is tolerable, but some indirect light is best. Direct light might cause the leaves to turn yellow.
Water about once a week with a nice, even watering to get the soil moist. Reduce watering in cooler months. Wait until the soil is fairly dry to water again.
This plants ideal temperature is 65°F-85°F. Try not to put the plant in an environment below 60°F. The monstera can tolerate normal houseplants humidity, but try to keep it in a fairly humid environment. Mist the leaves to boost moisture in the air.
This plant can grow up to 65' in the height in it's native conditions, but typically grow to about 2'-3' indoors. Feed this plant once a month from spring-summer to encourage growth. Do not give any fertilizer in the wintertime.
Repot the plant once a year in early spring to encourage new growth and provide fresh, nutritious soil before the growing season. Choose a pot one size larger and repot using a well-draining soil, providing a deep watering right after repotting.
Choose a stem cutting that has multiple nodes and place in water. Keep in a bright location and change the water frequently. When the roots grow to be about 2" long, repot into fresh potting soil.
This plant is toxic to pets and humans and may cause oral irritation, vomiting, and difficulty in swallowing if ingested.
Monstera’s are known for their large luscious leaves with incredible fenestrations, but even in their adolescence their leaves are so beautifully heart shaped and large that it makes for a beautiful piece to anyone’s home at any stage in the plant’s life.
My monstera deliciosa is thriving. She's a beauty. I need to plan a trip to their local nursery, plant momma in the making.
Arrived in beautiful condition and thriving!