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Other Names: Mini Monstera/Philodendron Ginny/Philodendron Piccolo

Scientific Name: Rhaphidophora Tetrasperma

Family: Araceae

Genus: Rhaphidophora

Native: Southern Thailand & Malaysia


Often mistaken for monsteras, and often called the "Mini Monstera", this outstanding Aroid is also easy to care for and a fast grower. With attractive fenestrated leaves that are open, this climber that will quickly colonise a moss stick or hanging basket. Its aerial and subterranean roots enable the plant to trail, climb and creep.


*Highly rated as an airpurifier when placed indoors.

***All our plants are grown in organically enriched living soil without the use of any chemical fertilizers, fungicides or pesticides.

Rhapidophora Tetrasperma

  • GROWING: Re-pot in a larger container or grow in-ground to increase root and foliage growth. Grow separately as this plant is quite demanding of soil/water resources. Trim off old, drying leaves from time to time and add this as shredded foliage around your plant to increase humus and soil health.

    LIGHT: If growing indoors, place in a bright spot with exposure to indirect sunlight/ambient light for at least six hours daily. If growing outdoors, place in semi-shade as exposure to strong direct sunlight will burn the leaves of this plant.

    WATERING: Alternate days in summer and twice a week rest of the year. Allow soil to dry out completely between watering events. Never let its roots sit in stagnant water. If growing indoors, ensure that drip trays are emptied regularly.

    FERTILIZING: Our plants are sold in organically enriched, NPK+MagSulf strong, potting mixes that would need no additional soil amendments for at least one year. If re-potting/migrating to a larger container, we recommend the use of Mandy's Farm Foliage Plant Potting Mix or one similar to it.

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