Plant Profile – Monstera Deliciosa

I don't know what it is about the Monstera deliciosa that had me hooked from the start. I guess it's because it really is the ultimate jungle plant. The coveted Monstera was hard to come by in the beginning of my obsession with this holey leaved plant & now there is an abundance of Monstera readily available. This climbing epiphyte may take over your garden if you let it, but will equally create all the jungle vibes inside your home. Learn more about the Monstera deliciosa below.  


Monstera deliciosa 


Fruit Salad Plant


Native to Guatemala and south Mexico, the Monstera has young heart shaped leaves that mature to a deep green colour and leathery appearance. The mature leaves develop large oblong holes. 


Bright, indirect light to part shade outside.


Allow top soil to dry between drinks, however don’t leave dry for too long. Monstera’s love humidity, mist spray frequently in the summer months. 


Height: 3.5-4 m 

Spread: 1.5-2.1 m


High quality premium potting mix or loam & peat based mix


Liquid or slow release fertiliser is recommended to be applied during in the warmer months, choose one suitable for your houseplants and always follow the instructions on the pack for measurements and frequency. This plant doesn’t require fertiliser in the cold of winter. 


Follow the above!  When choosing a pot - pick one with a drainage hole, and use a saucer to catch escaping water. Empty the saucer after watering.  May need repotting every 12 months in the spring when the roots fill the pot. 

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