Monstera deliciosa is a dramatic low maintenance indoor vertical garden plant. Keep out of direct sunlight. Flowering is rare when grown indoors.
It grows best between the temperatures of 20–30 °C (68–86 °F) and requires high humidity and shade.
Sun: Bright indirect light for this monster! If you have it indoors be sure to keep it 5-8 feet from a window or door.
Temp: It grows best between the temperatures of 20–30 °C (68–86 °F) and requires high humidity and shade. Growth ceases below 10 °C (50 °F) and it is killed by frost. In the coastal zones of Sicily, especially in the Palermo area, where it is called "zampa di leone" ("lion's paw"), it is often cultivated outdoors. In ideal conditions it flowers about three years after it is planted.
Soil: Like we always say a well-drained organic mix! However, with Monstera be sure to have a peat based potting media (or add some peat to the mix you usually use).
Water: Put Monstera on a regular watering schedule. Be sure to allow the soil or media to dry out between each watering. More water during the growing season and less during the winter and fall.
Habitat: Native to Central America, these tropical foliage plants have huge oblong, heart shaped leaves with holes like Swiss cheese. Indoors this plant has to be attached to objects to grow up.
Tip: Once you find a place for this plant, be sure not to move it too much, for they do not like to be moved. If lower leaves begin to yellow it is probably from one of two things: too much water or not enough light. Note: on the poisonous houseplant list- be careful around children and pets.
Pot Size 20cm and 14cm
Category: Thriller – Used as focal points and to create a dynamic visual composition.