The easy monstera laniata care and propagation guide, we run down all you need to know…
Monstera Laniata Care Summary
|Light needs:||Medium to bright indirect sunlight.|
|Watering needs:||Check weekly, water if top 40% of soil is dry.|
|Fertilizer:||A balanced feed monthly in summer.|
|Soil:||A well draining soil with 10-20% perlite in it.|
|Where to buy:||Try our list of Rare Plant Shops or Etsy.|
|Common issues:||Leaf issues from over and underwatering|
The monstera laniata aka the monstera adansonii laniata, is a big leaved variation of the adansonii. Known for it’s beautiful holey leaves.
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Tip: we recommend Etsy for buying plants. Look for the best rated seller you can, and try to buy as close to your home as possible so the plant does not travel too far.
Monstera Laniata Light Needs
Medium to bright indirect sunlight.
How Often to Water
Check the soil weekly and water it if the top 40% or more is dry.
Use a balanced feed monthly in the summer, do not feed in winter.
Make sure the plant is in a well draining medium, with 10-20% perlite in it. For more on buying or making your own soil, see our guide here: Monstera Soil.
When To Repot
Repot it when it it gets root bound, check it in spring and make sure it has room to grow.
50% and above is ideal, it is a tropical houseplant after all.
16-28°C (61-82°F) is best for this monstera. They’ll be fine at home as long as they don’t get too cold in winter.
Monstera Laniata Propagation
The monstera laniata can be easily propagated with stem cuttings, make sure you get a cutting with at least one node and a leaf. They can then be put in water, moist sphagnum moss, leca or soil. Then keep it moist, humid and well lit for a month or two until it roots, then you can pot it up.
Is It Toxic To Cats?
They are toxic to dogs and cats if eaten, and can cause problems including vomiting. Seek vets advice immdeiately if you think your pet has eaten any.
Is Monstera Laniata Rare?
They do show up for sale, there are a few on sale on Etsy right now. The yare all small cuttings but are relatively cheap, under 30 euros or 30 USD.
Monstera Laniata Vs Adansonii
The monstera laniata has two strips of holes down the middle of the leaf, and the adansonii has holes all over it in an almost random pattern. The laniata is easy to recognize as the holes are in two lines that flank the center fold of each leaf.
See also: Monstera Adansonii
Monstera Laniata Vs Esqueleto
The monstera esqueleto has a lot more holes and they are all over the leaf, but the laniata’s holes are close to the middle of the leaf and in almost uniform lines next to the center line of the leaf.
See also: Monstera Epipremnoides
Monstera Laniata Vs Acuminata
The monstera acuminata has much more holes than a laniata, with a laniata there is more leaf than hole, and holes in the laniata are organized into two lines, where as the acuminata has a more random pattern.
Where To Buy
Monstera adansonii var. laniata.
Monstera Laniata Care FAQs and Common Problems
Yellow or browning leaves can occur from both over and underwatering, which can be easily remedied with a regular soil check and only watering if needed.