Monstera Plant Care - How to Grow Monstera deliciosa - Soltech
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SCENTIFIC NAME: Monstera deliciosa

KNOWN AS: Swiss Cheese Plant, Fruit Salad Plant, Split-leaf Philodendron

CLIMATE (LOCATION): Central America | Tropical 

DESCRIPTION: Monstera plants are some of the most popular plants around. They have shiny green leaves that split into two parts. People love them because they are easy to take care of and they grow well when they have the chance to climb.

Monstera Care

Water your plants thoroughly, but make sure to let the top inch or two dry out completely before watering again. In winter, be especially careful not to overwater.
This plant does well in bright, indirect light. If it is in direct light for too long, it can get leaf burn. However, it can tolerate lower light conditions. Just make sure to adjust the watering and don't expect much growth.
This tropical epiphyte will certainly appreciate a boost in humidity.
This plant can adapt to average indoor temperatures, but it might not like cold drafts or dry heat from vents.
Monstera leaves are mildly poisonous to both pets and humans. If ingested, the leaves will cause irritation in the mouth and stomach, as well as possible vomiting. Some people also experience skin irritation when handling the leaves.
To propagate a Monstera, you need a piece of stem with a node or aerial root. This is easy to see because it's a brown knob or full on wiggly root sticking out along the green stem. Try to cut just below this node and remove the lower leaves to make sure you have a clear stem before rooting. This cutting will grow roots directly in water and in just a few weeks! Once the roots are a couple inches long, you can pot it up like any other plant. Something to note: if you use a cutting with a leaf that's already split or fenestrated, you'll be more likely to create another plant with holes.

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