The Monstera deliciosa belongs to the Monstera genus of the Araceae family.Family:Araceae is a large family of plants that encompasses 114 genera and 3750 species. Most prominently found in tropical regions of the Americas, many genera in this family are cultivated and sold as houseplants including Monstera, Philodendron, Aglaonema (Chinese Evergreen), Dieffenbachia, Epipremnum (Pothos).Genus:Monstera genus includes 45 species that are native to the jungles of southern Mexico and Central America. The genus is named from the Latin word for monstrous. They are evergreen vines that can grow over 60 feet tall in trees. Leaves are leathery, dark green, and often have holes in the leaf blade; which is the signature of the Monstera and also why many species in this genus are referred to as a SwissCheese plant.Care Tips:Water: Keep soil moist, but not sopping wet, by watering the 2 6 pots every 46 days and the larger, 8 14 pots every 710 days. Water less in the winter. Monstera’s native jungle climate didn’t prepare it for droughts, so don’t allow soil to dry completely. Light: Monstera needs bright light to stay vibrant green, but will burn in 2+ hrday of direct sunlight. Near a window that doesn’t get a lot of afternoon sunlight is ideal. Soil: Monstera loves peat to retain moisture. It should be a 5050 split potting soil and peat. Fertilizer: Fertilize lightly in the Spring and Summer. Dilute a standard 202020 watersoluble fertilizer at a 1tsp : 2gal ratio. About Us:Your order will be safely packaged and shipped within 12 days of ordering, and we offer a 30Day . If you are not happy with your order, please contact us immediately to correct the issue.
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Expected blooming period: Spring to Summer
Monstera deliciosa brings a tropical vibe to any home or office with long upright stems, and large, dark-green, heart-shaped foliage that split to create interesting patterns on plants in pots 6inch and above. In larger pots (8inch and above) they will begin climbing, and can get quite tall, if you provide something to latch onto.
Also known as a Philodendron Monstera, Split-Leaf Philodendron, or Swiss-Cheese Plant. This is actually not a Philodendron; it belongs to the Monstera genus.
The 4inch and 6inch pot sizes are perfect for desktops, tables, or other elevated surfaces. The 8inch pot size can reach 24inch tall and wide, which may be better suited for an elevated floor planter. Sizes 10inch and above are best on the floor, and to keep them growing vertically instead of horizontally, provide something to climb on like a moss pole.
Monstera deliciosa is tolerant of less-than-ideal conditions, but it’s best in bright indirect light, with consistently moist (not sopping wet) soil. Water roughly 5-10 days in the growing season (depending on pot size), and less in winter.
Monstera deliciosa contains low levels of toxins that will cause stinging around the mouth and stomach if ingested in large quanities. Best to keep pets and children away.