Additional Plant Care
Monstera adansonii can be spread by cuttings from its stems. Cut just below a node on a healthy stem with several leaves. Take off the cutting's lower leaves, leaving only a few at the top. Put the cutting in a jar of water or right into a pot with potting mix that drains well. Keep the soil damp and give the cutting bright, indirect light until it grows roots and new leaves. Once the plant has roots, you can move it to a bigger pot and treat it like a full-grown plant. Monstera adansonii can die if it gets too much water, so it's important to let the soil dry out a bit before watering again. As the plant grows, it's also important to give it support, since Monstera adansonii can get heavy at the top and may need to be staked or trained onto a trellis.
Monsterra adansonii contains low levels of calcium oxalate crystals, which can cause irritation or discomfort if chewed or ingested. These crystals, found throughout the plant, can potentially cause mouth and throat irritation, drooling, and gastrointestinal upset if injested, especially by smaller animals such as dogs and cats. It is recommended to avoid this plant if you have small children or any pets. If you have specific concerns about Monstera adansonii, or believe a person or pet has been exposed to a potentially toxic substance, it's always best to consult with a healthcare professional or contact a poison control center for accurate and immediate assistance.
Monstera adansonii plants like soil that drains well, so it is important to choose a pot with holes in it. When repotting, carefully take the plant out of its old pot and separate any roots that are tangled. Make potting soil by mixing peat moss, perlite, and coarse sand in equal amounts. Put a layer of the potting mix in the bottom of the new pot, add the plant, and then use the rest of the potting mix to fill in the spaces. Leave about an inch of space at the top of the pot so water doesn't spill out. After repotting the plant, give it a lot of water and put it in a place with bright, indirect light to help it get better.
For Monstera adansonii plants, the best way to prune is to cut back any stems that have grown too long or floppy, as well as any leaves that have turned yellow or brown. This will help the plant grow in a more compact way and get it to send out new shoots. When pruning, make clean cuts just above a healthy leaf node with clean, sharp pruning shears. This will help the plant grow in a fuller way and keep it from getting hurt. Monstera adansonii plants also need to be repotted and fertilized from time to time to stay healthy and strong. You can prune the plant whenever you need to, but don't prune it in the winter when the plant is sleeping. Monstera adansonii plants can grow well and keep making their unique and beautiful leaves if they are pruned and cared for properly.
For healthy growth and beautiful leaves, Monstera adansonii plants need to be fertilized regularly. The best time to feed your Monstera adansonii is when it is growing, which is usually between spring and summer. You can use a balanced fertilizer with equal parts of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium, or you can use a fertilizer made especially for foliage plants. Follow the instructions on the package to mix the fertilizer with water and then spread it on the soil once a month. Be careful not to give your Monstera adansonii too much fertilizer, as this can burn the roots and hurt the plant. Also, you shouldn't fertilize your plant in the winter, when growth is slow.
Monstera adansonii plants do best in potting soil that drains well and holds water without getting soggy. A good soil mix for these plants should have a mix of peat moss, perlite, and either orchid bark or charcoal to give the plants the nutrients they need and let water drain away. Organic fertilizers can also be sprinkled on top of these plants from time to time to help them grow well and have lush leaves. It's important to avoid using heavy, dense soils that can cause root rot and soils that hold too much water, which can lead to fungal growth and other problems.