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Monstera plants: What are the benefits and how to care for one?

House plants are much more than décor pieces. Especially when we talk about ornamental plants like Monstera plants, people often think it’s an easy-going plant that doesn’t require care. However, that’s not true at all. Like any other plant, the Monstera also needs the care to stay in optimal condition. So, if you are bringing home this super aesthetic indoor plant or already have it, this quick guide is here to help.

About Monstera plants

Tropical evergreen shrubs and vines known as Monstera are indigenous to Central America. They are known for having natural leaf holes, which gave rise to the moniker “Swiss Cheese Plant.” The stem of this plant can reach a height of 20 feet, and the leaves are enormous and heart-shaped. This tropical plant has gained popularity as one of the favourite nice plants for garden and indoors.

Benefits of monstera plants

  • Air Purification

Some houseplants like Monstera plants may remove contaminants like benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene, toluene, and ammonia in addition to carbon dioxide.

  • Attractiveness

Monstera plants have a variety of purposes and advantages, but they are primarily valued for their decorative appearance. The stunning large leaves with holes look shiny and polished like a perfect décor piece!

  • Ability to Reduce Stress

Living plants can reduce stress on both physical and mental level, whether you keep them indoors or outdoors. This is simply because Monstera plant increases the optimal oxygen levels in the air, lowering the stress causing hormones.

  • The Feng Shui Symbolism of Happiness

According to Feng Shui, Monstera is said to bring contentment and inspire lofty aspirations.

Maintenance and care tips

  • Sunlight

Monstera can typically thrive in direct light that is bright to medium intensities. Although it cannot tolerate strong, direct sunlight, it can become accustomed to it.

  • Watering

Water your Monstera plant every one to two weeks, letting the soil dry between applications. If the plant lies in bright direct sunlight, water it more frequently. Whereas, in less-bright light, water it less frequently.

  • Humidity

Although normal room humidity will do, humid circumstances are preferred since it’s a tropical plant. If you are placing it in relatively dry conditions, use a fine-mist or humidifier to increase the humidity level.

  • Common pest problems

Simply keep the plant clean by wiping the leaves with a damp cloth or tissue paper to get rid of dust and debris. But if you still notice pests like bugs and plant lice, mites,etc., spray water directly on the plant to remove them.

In a nutshell

The Monstera plant is regarded for its remarkable benefits and is typically low-maintenance and easy to care for. Hence, it is an excellent choice to jazz up your room, office, or any living space.

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