Botanical Name: Monstera deliciosa
Common Name: Monstera, Swiss cheese plant, split leaf philodendron
Mature Size: Can reach up to 8 feet tall indoors, if provided the right support
Sun Exposure: Medium to bright, indirect light. Can adapt to a shadier location as well.
Soil Type: Monsteras prefer a well-draining soil. Recommend using a standard potting mix with extra peat moss and perlite, to help with draining.
Water: Once the soil is dry to the touch at the top of the plant, water at the top and completely soak until excess water is draining out.
Temperature: Grows best in standard house temperatures, but thrives with extra humidity.
Potting/Repotting: About once a year, repot your monstera with a slightly larger pot until the desired size is reached. Then, replace that process with topping off the soil with fresh potting mix each year.
Fertilizer: In growing season, fertilize every other watering with a balanced houseplant fertilizer. Feedings can be reduced to once a month in winter months.
Propagation: Find a stem with at least two leaves, an aerial root, and node. Cut and allow to harden over before placing in water.
Toxicity: Moderately toxic- keep out of reach of animals and children!
Fact: With over 50 species, monsteras grow in the wild up to 65 feet in height!