Monstera Deliciosa is known for having giant heart shaped leaves, with splits and fenestrations and ruffling where the stem and leaf meet. Native to the tropical forests of southern Mexico and Panama, its become one of the most popular houseplants today.
Because plants can easily cross pollinate and cultivated, the sub species of a Monstera Deliciosa is the Monstera Borsigiana, which is typically smaller than the Deliciosa in their mature form.
The popularity of variegated plants have also welcomed the Monstera Deliciosa: Thai Constellation and the Monstera Borsigiana Albo in peoples homes today.
Lighting and Temperature: Warm temperatures and providing a lot of bright indirect light is recommended for Monstera's. South, East or West facing light preferred. I have mine about 10 feet away from my large south facing window. It's also important to make sure
Watering Requirements: My rule of thumb when it comes to watering my Monstera is allowing the soil to completely dry between waterings. The potting mixture, the amount of light and size of the plant will impact when and how often to water your plant.
Potting Mixture: Prefers a rich and high nutrient, but well draining potting mixture. I have my Monstera Thai Constellation in my regular go to potting mix. Equal parts of regular potting mix and cacti soil, and then I will add some perlite or pumice for extra drainage.
Humidity: Because they are native to tropical rainforest they do prefer a humid environment, however normal room humidity will do, which is where I have my Thai Constellation Monstera
Common Pest: Scales, mealybugs and thrips are some of the most common pest the Monstera attracts. It's important to practice pest management control by spraying down your plants with insecticidal soap.
Propagating a Monstera Deliciosa is fairly easy. Here is a video of how to propagate by taking a cutting of the vine and placing the cuttings in water.
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