Loving your Monstera

A plant world favourite, Monstera holds the Jungle record for being the most “holey” plant! All joking aside this large in demand plant has taken the hearts of many. Across the world this is easily one of the most popular plants in homes today.

 

Light – Monstera flourish most in bright indirect light. Direct light will burn the leaves so be careful where you place her.

 

Water – You may allow your Monstera to dry out between watering. She is very sensitive to root rot so drain all excess and don’t water too much after a dry spell.

 

Soil – Most indoor plants do well in a basic indoor plant mix. As long as it is well draining your Monstera plant will grow. When it is time to repot, usually when you notice it stop growing, make sure to plant in a size no larger then 2” in diameter.

 

Temperature – Keep your Monstera plant away from drafts. This can make it dry out too fast and create stress. Keep at a temperature above 15°C.

 

Humidity – Monstera love humid tropical places and will thrive in high humidity. Make spraying her leaves apart of your weekly care schedule or keep a water tray of pebbles under her.  

 

Regular Maintenance – When Monsteras are mature they produce aerial roots. The are little nodes that branch out looking for more nutrients. Some roots will find soil and continue to bury and grow while others may be content just “hanging out” If you find that the lower leaves are drooping or turning yellow consider any changes in it’s environment before changing your care routine.

August 25, 2021 — Jessica Girard

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