Monstera Subpinnata
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Monstera Subpinnata Care

The key to monstera subpinnata care is high humidity and be careful with watering…

Monstera Subpinnata Care Summary

Light needs:Bright indirect sunlight.
Watering needs:Check weekly, water if top 70% of soil is dry.
Fertilizer:A high nitrogen feed once a month in spring and summer.
Soil:A well draining soil with 20% perlite.
Temperature:16-27°C (61-81°F).
Where to buy:Try one of these Rare Plant Shops.
Common issues:Overwatering.


The monstera subpinnata is an ultra split leaf monstera, that although rare is a relatively easy to care for house plant.

Light Needs

Bright indirect sunlight is best, they’ll be ok a bit further back form the window in medium indirect sunlight too.

How Often to Water A Monstera Subpinnata

Check your plant weekly, and water if 70% or more of soil is dry.


Use a high nitrogen feed once a month in the spring and summer months.


A well draining potting mix is essential to avoid root rot, you can add 20% perlite to a standard proprietary houseplant compost mix.

When To Repot A Monstera Subpinnata

Repot it in spring at least every 2 years to give it space to grow.

Tip: give the plant a decent stake or trellis as it gets bigger to hold the plant together and encourage mature leaves.


60-70% is ideal, which is high for most homes, so mist it a few times a week. If you do one thing to care for your monstera subpinnata, then up the humidity!


16-27°C (61-81°F) is the ideal temperature range for a monstera subpinnata, but it will be ok dropping a bit below that at night, but do not let it get below 5°C.

Monstera Subpinnata Origin

The monstera subpinnata originates from Ecuador.

Where To Buy

Try one of these Rare Plant Shops.

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Monstera Subpinnata Care FAQs and Common Problems

Overwatering causes a few issues, like yellowing or browning leaves, so make sure the soil is mostly dry before watering again. Also check for houseplant pests at watering time. Monstera subpinnata care is relatively easy as long as you don’t overwater it but give it plenty of humidity.

Is Monstera Subpinnata Rare?

The subpinnata has been relatively rare in the past, but is starting to be produced more and more and it goes for sale for less than $50 in the USA now, although it is harder to come by in Europe still.

Monstera Subpinnata Runner

Your subpinnata do best with something to climb on. This encourages big leaf growth, or they could put out a long ‘runner stem’ (like a monstera dubia does), which will only have small leaves on it, and it will only grow bigger leaves once it finds something to stick to and climb up. So give them a stake or moss pole to grip on to and you’ll get bigger leaves.

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