The Monstera is one of the easiest plants to care for. She will do well in just about any room. Place her next to a bright sunny window or even in a dimly lit room. Rotate the plant occasionally to encourage even growth.
The Monstera will thrive in bright, indirect light but will be perfectly fine in extremely low levels of sunlight as well. Avoid placing her in direct sun, as the rays can scorch the leaves.
Water the plant only when the soil has completely dried out and mist the leaves regularly. Water moderately but infrequently. Water the plant lightly and slowly from above, allowing water to soak through to the roots. In the case of the Monstera, it is better to opt for a reduced watering regime. Reduce watering during the cold season. About every other watering, aerate the soil for even water distribution. Loosen the soil by gently poking a few holes using a chopstick or similar blunt stick – then water as usual.
Does well at room temperature between 60°F - 77°F. Cold temperatures should be avoided.
Prefers higher levels of humidity, around 75% or above. If the air around the plant is too dry, use a humidifier or occasionally mist the plant to increase humidity.
The plant can live happily in the provided grow pot for up to a year. Check if the plant is ready to be repotted by touching the soil and seeing if it has become loose, or if the roots have filled the bottom of the pot. Irrigate the pot in order to loosen the soil before transplanting. Repot using a rich, well-draining soil.
Unhealthy Plant Signs
Brown spots on the leaves may be a sign of too much sun and the plant should be moved to a shadier spot. Yellowing leaves may be a sign of overwatering or a lack of nutrients and it may be time for the plant to be repotted.
The sap of this plant may cause irrirtation to skin. If ingested, may cause a harmful reaction in pets.