• Can Monstera Live In Water
    Frequently Asked Questions,  Monstera,  Propagation

    Can Monstera Live In Water?

    We run down all you need you know about monstera living in water, water propagating cuttings including monstera, deliciosa, adansonii and mini monstera… Can Monstera Live In Water? All You Need To Know… Monsteras can live well in water. I have one in a jar now, they look great in a clear vase where you can see their roots growing. There are a few things you need to know: Growing a monstera in water from a cutting is easier than transitioning a plant from soil to just water. A cutting will root and adapt to it’s new surroundings easily, and put out roots more suitable to water. But a soil…

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  • When Do Monstera Leaves Split
    Frequently Asked Questions,  Monstera

    When Do Monstera Leaves Split?

    Welcome to our guide to monstera leaf splitting and frequently asked questions on fenestration… When Do Monstera Leaves Split Monsteras start to produce split (fenestrated) leaves when they begin to mature at 2 years old. It can take a few months or years more depending on the plant and growing conditions. But in general you’ll see leaves from a young plant start to split after 2 years. And as the plant continues to mature the splits and fenestrations get bigger and more intricate. See also: Monstera Pinnatipartita Care, Monstera Subpinnata Care, Monstera Laniata Care, Monstera Lechleriana Care. Do Monstera Leaves Split After Unfurling? Monstera leaves have splits in them before…

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  • Monstera Propagation
    Monstera,  Propagation

    Monstera Propagation

    In general monsteras are easy to propagate by rooting stem cuttings in water. We cover water, soil, and moss propagation methods… Monstera Propagation The monstera deliciosa aka the Swiss Cheese plant is a striking and bold shaped leafy beauty that is relatively easy to propagate. I absolutely love these classic plants. There is nothing quite like propagating a new monstera and seeing it’s first leaf unfurl. There are a few possible monstera propagation methods and we’ll go them all through below… Tip: to reduce the chance of rot, always wait a couple of hours after taking your cutting before putting it in it’s medium, so that the cut wound can…

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  • Monstera Lechleriana
    Monstera,  Plant Care

    Monstera Lechleriana Care

    Our guide to monstera lechleriana care… Monstera Lechleriana Care Summary Light needs: Medium to bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Check weekly, water if top 70% of soil is dry. Fertilizer: A  well diluted balanced fertilizer once a month in spring and summer. Soil: A well draining soil with 20% perlite. Humidity: 50-60%. Temperature: 18°C to 27°C (64-81°F). Where to buy: Try one of these Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Browning and yellowing leaves due to overwatering. Introduction The monstera lechleriana is similar to the adansonii with oval shaped leaves with fenestrated holes, we cover all you need to know to care for its funky foliage. See also: Monstera Laniata Care, Monstera…

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  • Monstera Subpinnata
    Monstera,  Plant Care

    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. Humidity: 60-70%. Temperature: 16-27°C (61-81°F). Where to buy: Try one of these Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Overwatering. Introduction 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…

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  • Monstera Laniata
    Monstera,  Plant Care

    Monstera Laniata Care (The Monstera Adansonii Variation Laniata)

    The easy monstera laniata care 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. Humidity: 50%. Temperature: 16-28°C (61-82°F). Where to buy: Try one of these Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Leaf issues from over and underwatering Introduction The monstera laniata aka the monstera adansonii laniata, is a big leaved variation of the adansonii. Known for it’s beautiful holey leaves. See also: Monstera Lechleriana Care, Monstera Pinnatipartita Care, Monstera Subpinnata Care.…

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  • Monstera Pinnatipartita
    Monstera,  Plant Care,  Rare Houseplants

    Monstera Pinnatipartita Care

    The key to monstera pinnatipartita care is humidity and well draining compost… Monstera Pinnatipartita Care Summary Light needs: Plenty of indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Check weekly, water if almost all of the soil is dry. Fertilizer: High nitrogen feed once a month in spring and summer. Soil: A well draining potting mix with 20% perlite.  Humidity: 50-60%. Temperature: 18-27°C (64-81°F). Where to buy: Try one of these Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Browning leaves due to overwatering. Introduction Often confused for the monstera peru the monstera pinnatipartita is known for it’s rough and bumpy leaves that will fenestrate as it matures. Without a doubt one of the most in demand plants…

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  • Monstera Leaves Curling
    Frequently Asked Questions,  Monstera

    Monstera Leaves Curling

    Introduction In this concise guide we run down the reasons for monstera leaves curling and what to do about it to get your plant healthy again… Why Are My Monstera Leaves Curling? Monstera leaves curl up when they lack moisture. Most commonly this is from underwatering, and sometimes from a lack of humidity. If the soil is dry, give it a good soaking and then maintain a regular watering schedule. Also you need to check humidity – as the curling from lack of moisture in the leaf could be due to a lack of humidity in the air. The best way to do this is to get a humidity meter.…

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  • Monstera Epipremnoides
    Monstera,  Plant Care,  Rare Houseplants

    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. Humidity: 50-60%. Temperature: 18-27°C (64-81°F). Where to buy: Try one of these Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Under and over watering. Introduction 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…

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