Monstera Epipremnoides
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Monstera Epipremnoides

The key to good monstera epipremnoides care is to maintain a stable environment, as any issues will show on the leaves…

Monstera Epipremnoides Summary

Light needs:Bright indirect sunlight.
Watering needs:Check once a week and water if top 50% is dry.
Fertilizer:Use a balanced feed once a month in spring and summer.
Soil:A standard mix but add 20% perlite.
Temperature:18-27°C (64-81°F).
Where to buy:Try one of these Rare Plant Shops.
Common issues:Under and over watering.


The monstera epipremnoides aka monstera esqueleto is a small monstera with huge holes, similar in some respects the the adansonii. It has gained a lot of notoriety from Instagram posts, it looks insane with it’s huge holes – it is more hole than leaf!

Light Needs

Give your monstera epipremnoides bright indirect sunlight if you can. They will do well in lower or medium light as well.

How Often to Water A Monstera Epipremnoides

Check them once a week and water if the top 50% or more of soil is dry. They will be less tolerant of over and under watering as some other plants as any leaf issue will likely cause the holes to tear through to the edges and then quickly brown.


Use a balanced feed to encourage growth, feed them once a month in spring and summer.


Well draining compost – you can use a standard mix but add 20% perlite.

When To Repot

Repot them when they outgrow their current pot.

Monstera Epipremnoides Humidity

50-60% is a good range. This is the higher end of household humidity and above. They’ll do ok in lower humidity areas but will flourish in higher levels. You can mist them or give hem a pebble bath if you don’t have a humidifier.


18-27°C (64-81°F) – they do just fine in most homes.

Monstera Epipremnoides Variegated

Yes, there is a variegated monstera epipremnoides, it is super rare. It needs the same care as the normal epipremnoides, just make sure you don’t give it direct sunlight.

Where To Buy

Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.

Other Names

Monstera esqueleto.

FAQs and Common Problems

Common issues include yellowing of the leaves. This can be due to overwatering, underwatering as well as too much direct sunlight. Check the soil and change the watering schedule accordingly, and make sure there is no direct light.

Monstera Esqueleto vs Epipremnoides

The monstera esqueleto and monstera epipremnoides are the same plant, they are just different names for the same thing.

Monstera Adansonii vs Epipremnoides

The main difference between the monstera adansonii and epipremnoides is the hole size. On the adansonii, there is more leaf than hole and the epipremnoides has more hole than leaf. The holes are much bigger on the esqueleto/epipremnoides.

Monstera Epipremnoides
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