Monsteras are extremely popular in all their forms, they do best with an aroid mix that will allow the roots to get air to them and help to avoid water logging. A standard mix can get bogged down when wet and cause root rot easily.
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Monstera Soil Mix Recipe
The easiest and cheapest monstera mix is our standard budget aroid mix:
- 1 part orchid bark
- 1 part perlite
- 1 part potting compost
You can add worm castings as a pro touch (!) to enrich the soil if you like. This will give them a soil mix that can be damp but well draining so it does not get waterlogged as easily. It also allows the air to get to the roots, to help to promote growth and avoid root rot.
See also: Monstera Adansonii, Monstera Trellis, Monstera Thai Constellation, Monstera Pinnatipartita Care, Monstera Dubia, Monstera Deliciosa Care, Monstera Adansonii Variegated, Anthurium Soil, Hoya Soil, Alocasia Soil, Philodendron Soil, Succulent Soil.
Best Monstera Soil To Buy
You can buy some good pre/mixed aroid soils from Etsy, which will be great for monsteras.
Monstera Soil pH
Aim for a soil pH of 5.5 to 7 for monsteras.
Hope you found this article useful, you might also like: Monstera Adansonii, Monstera Thai Constellation, Monstera Pinnatipartita Care, Monstera Dubia, Monstera Deliciosa Care.
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