Monstera Obliqua
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Monstera Obliqua

In this article we’ll show you how to care for the delicately-leaved monstera obliqua.

Monstera Obliqua Summary

Light needs:Plenty of indirect sunlight.
Watering needs:Check once a week and water if top half of soil is dry. 
Fertilizer: Balanced fertilizer once a month in spring and summer.
Soil:Regular potting compost with added perlite. 
Humidity:70%.
Temperature:16-27°C (61-81°F).
Where to buy:Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.
Common issues:Root rot and yellowing leaves due to overwatering.

Introduction

The monstera obliqua is a really rare tropical house plant, similar in many way to the monstera adansonii, it is a small trailing vine plant that has holes in it’s leaves, but it grows very differently. This is a stunning tropical plant with delicate leaves that is fairly easy to care for. We’ll go into more info below…

Monstera Obliqua Light Needs

A monstera obliqua will grow well with plenty of indirect sunlight. They will do well in less light too, down to medium amounts of indirect sunlight is fine. An east facing window is an ideal spot for this plant, or a south facing room, but back from the window.

How Often to Water

Check your plant once a week and only water it if the top half of the soil is dry. These plants like water but they do not like to sit in it. Root rot can be a big problem if you overwater them.

Fertilizer

Use a balanced fertilizer once a month in the spring and summer months to encourage growth. It is not totally necessary to feed these plants but it can encourage quicker growth. The first time you feed the plants in the season, make sure you over-dilute the feed to avoid fertilizer burn of the leaves.

Monstera Obliqua

Soil

A regular potting compost will do, but I would add some perlite for drainage as the obliqua does not like to sit in water logged soil.

When To Repot

Repot in spring if it is growing out the bottom of it’s current pot and has outgrown its current container.

Humidity

Obliquas love humidity – spray them 3 times a week or even daily. Way over normal household humidity can be good for them, 70% even. If there is one special care task you do for your obliquas – mist them!

Temperature

16-27°C (61-81°F). These plants will do well in most normal household temperatures.

Where To Buy

These are fairly rare, try these Rare Plant Shops. You can also try Etsy.

Monstera Obliqua FAQs and Common Problems

Overwatering is a common issue, and the problems associated with it: root rot and yellowing of leaves etc. Just make sure you do not water the plant unless the top half of the soil has dried out first. And ensure you have a really well draining soil that won’t let the plant sit in water.

Monstera Obliqua vs Adansonii

They are both very similar, but the main difference between monstera obliqua and monstera adansonii is that the obliqua is slightly more delicate with more hole-to-leaf ratio as well as thinner leaves than the adansonii. Also the obliquas tend to grow in one long stem and branch out less.

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