Scientific Name: Monstera
Native: West Indies, Central and South America
Closely related to Epipremnums and Philodendrons, Monsteras are their more dramatic counterparts. They usually have extremely large leaves and grow to great heights as a creeper. They are undeniably big statement pieces in any garden or home. Well suited to Mumbai, they are extremely hardy and require little maintenance. Their aerial and subterranean roots enable the plant to trail, climb and creep. Monsteras come in various types. This variety is the very popular and extremely dramatic "Deliciosa" with its trademark holes and indents (fenestrations) on the leaf surface. It grows very quickly and needs shade/indirect light and lots of water to grow well.
*Highly rated as an airpurifier when placed indoors.
**Sold as individual leaves for floral displays, in a small 1 liter/4" container without a moss-stick, in a medium 7 liter/6.9" standing plastic container with a 4 foot moss-stick, and in an extra large 9 liter/9.85" standing plastic container with a 6 foot moss stick as statement pieces for large spaces.
***All our plants are grown in organically enriched living soil without the use of any chemical fertilizers, fungicides or pesticides.
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.