Plant Care – Monstera epipremnoides Pot 170mm
Light: The Monstera epipremnoides grows well in bright indirect light in an east, west, or north-facing window.
Water: Water once a week and keep the soil slightly humid but never soggy. In nature, Monstera Epipremnoides gets dappled sunlight through the rainforest canopy. Can take direct sunlight but make sure that it gets a maximum of 2-6 hours as anything more might burn the leaves.
An east-facing window is best where your houseplant gets a couple of direct sunlight in the morning when the sun isn’t too strong.
Soil: Use a well-draining soil mix. Monstera Epipremnoides does not like to stay in soggy soil. This will lead to root rot very fast. A good aroid soil mix is best.
A proper soil mix for aroids usually consists of pine bark, perlite, coco coir, charcoal. and some parts of a good potting mix.
Use twice the amount of pine bark versus the other soil mixture ingredients as the chunky pine bark helps to aerate the soil.
Epipremnoides like airy soil that can be kept slightly moist if you have a chunky mix.
Humidity Requirement: Keep the humidity your monstera at 60-70% or more if possible.
Additional Care: Trim out any dead, discolored, damaged, or diseased leaves and stems as they occur. Use clean, sharp scissors to avoid tearing or bruising the stems. Snip stems just above a leaf node. Wash the leaves frequently to prevent dust from clogging its pores. If you wish to propagate, take stem tip cuttings and place the stem in water or moist soil and they should root quite easily.
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The monstera plant is a popular houseplant that can be purchased at The Green Corner. It’s a large, leafy plant with a thick stem and thick leaves. The leaves have holes in them that look like the monstera’s namesake, and they are often variegated or speckled with white.
The monstera plant benefits include an attractive appearance, low maintenance requirements and ease of propagation. These are just some of the reasons why many people like to keep monsteras around the house or office.
The monstera plant care involves watering it regularly and keeping it away from drafts, which can dry out its leaves quickly.
Monstera plants are hardy enough to live indoors year-round with good light and temperature conditions, but they prefer being outside during the summer months where they can get more sun than they would indoors. However, they do not tolerate freezing temperatures well; if you live where freezing temperatures are common during winter months, consider bringing your monstera inside before frost sets in and keeping it there until spring arrives again.
Monstera deliciosa, or the monstera plant, is a popular houseplant that is available at The Green Corner. It has a wide range of varieties, including the Monstera deliciosa Thai Constellation and the Monstera borsigiana Albo Variegata. Here are some important things to know about how you can care for your monstera plant:
- Large monstera plants will require more water than smaller ones, but they also need less fertilizer and less light. If you have a large monstera plant, you will want to make sure it has plenty of room in your home so that its leaves can grow without being damaged by furniture or other household items.
- If your monstera plant gets too much light, it may stop producing new leaves and become brownish instead of green. To prevent this from happening, keep your plant away from direct sunlight and near windows that face north so that it receives indirect light throughout the day instead of direct sunlight for long periods of time (more than 12 hours).
- You can propagate your monstera plant by taking cuttings from its stems or leaves (depending on what works best for each individual species).
Here are some Monstera plant care tips for your monstera to live for ages.
Light: Place your Monstera plant under indirect sunlight and avoid direct sunlight as it will cause its leaves to turn yellow. Too much exposure to direct sunlight and high temperatures will cause the plant to dry up, leaves to turn yellow and wilt.
Watering: Monsteras are tropical plants, which means they like to sit in moist soil, which means it likes to sit in moist soil. When it comes to watering, it needs to be watered as soon as the soil at the top of the pot is dry. You can check this by using a moisture meter or your finger. If the top 5 cm (2 inches) is dry, it’s time to water your plant. It’s best not to let the soil dry out too much because its leaves will start to droop. When this happens, you need to water the plant as soon as possible because your Monstera is at risk of drying out. Another sign that your plant is starting to dry is when you notice brown and crispy edges on the leaves. If you water the Monstera too much or too often, the plant will also tell you. When you overwater the monster, its leaves will turn yellow. When you let the plant tell you what it wants, it’ll be easier to help it thrive. Because the plant tells you when something is wrong, it makes this plant perfect for beginning plant owners.
Fertilising: The Monstera doesn’t require much of it, not even in the growing phase. We recommend using a general houseplant fertiliser with a balanced NPK ratio (15-15-15) to fertilise the plant.
Soil: Monsteras like moist soil but don’t deal with wet soil very well. To help give the Monstera the right amount of moisture to thrive in, you should use well-draining soil. You can avoid letting water sit at the bottom of the pot by choosing a pot with a draining hole at the bottom. The soil will retain all the moisture your Monstera needs to thrive, but any excess will be drained from the bottom. This helps you avoid overwatering and root rot.
Humidity: Monsteras love humidity. They thrive in high humid places because it resembles their native environments. Because of this, it’s a great idea to mist your Monstera every day.
Fun Facts about the Monstera genus: Monstera is a genus of 45 species of flowering plants in the arum family, Araceae, native to tropical regions of the Americas. The best-known representative of the genus is Monstera Deliciosa. Monstera Deliciosa is known as the Fruit Salad Plant, Mexican Breadfruit, Ceriman, Swiss Cheese plant, and Windoleaf, among others.
FAQs about Monstera plant:
1. Can I place my Monstera plant beside a window?
Your monstera plant will thrive if it is placed at a window where it can receive bright indirect sunlight throughout the day. It will still be fine even it if receives some shade throughout the day. The Monstera is a hardy plant that is easy to care for. If you happen to have a tall window, you will see your monstera slowly growing taller, reaching out to more sun.
2. Why is my Monstera plant is yellowing around the edges?
There could be 2 potential reasons! Firstly, your monstera plant could have been overwatered. Quickly check the rootball of your monstera and ensure that there is no root rot. If there is root rot, cut the portions of rot away and steralise your pot before placing your monstera plant back into the pot.
3. What soil mix should I use for my Monstera plant?
Use a chunky, soiless mix for your monstera plant. Root rot usually occurs when your soil mix retains too much water for a prolong period of time, causing bateria to grow and rot to accure to its roots. A chunky soil mix allows water to flow through while still retaining moisture for your monstera plant to absorb. Use a mixture of cocochips, pine bark, charcoal, jumbo pumice and jumbo perlite.