Fruit Salad 'Monstera deliciosa'
Monsteras are one of the most popular houseplants that come through the warehouse. No wonder, as they are easy-care, fast-growing and have lush decorative leaves that gain fenestrations (indentations in the leafs margins) and holes over time.
These low maintenance plants love bright, indirect light. A good rule of thumb is to position your plant so it can see the sky, but not the sun. Keep in mind that these plants will face their large leaves towards the light so position them in a spot that will allow you to enjoy their leaves. If they are directly next to a window they will turn their back to the room!
Let the top layer (2inches) of soil dry out in between watering and water the soil not the plant to avoid fungal and bacterial infections. This impressive, wild plant is also tolerant of the occasional missed watering, making it an ideal addition for any home.
Wipe the leaves with a damp cloth occasionally to remove the dust that accumulates on the leaves to support photosynthesis, very dusty leaves can't absorb sunlight. If the plant starts producing smaller leaves or loses it's fenestrations and holes it may need more light.
Feed this plant with a liquid fertilizer during the growing season, spring and summer.
Botanical name: Monstera deliciosa
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Photo by Rae Fallon