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About Monstera Deliciosa 'Philodendron Split-Leaf'

Monstera Deliciosa Care Guide

The Monstera Deliciosa, often referred to as the 'Philodendron Split-Leaf,' is cherished for its large, glossy leaves with unique split and hole patterns as it matures. This stunning plant is a favorite among indoor plant enthusiasts for its dramatic appearance and relatively easy care requirements.

Lighting

Monstera Deliciosa thrives in bright, indirect light but can adapt to lower light conditions. However, avoid direct sunlight, as it can scorch the leaves and cause discoloration. Place your Monstera near a window with filtered light to encourage healthy growth and vibrant foliage.

Watering

Water your Monstera Deliciosa when the top inch of soil feels dry. This plant prefers a balance between moist and slightly dry soil. Overwatering can lead to root rot, so ensure the pot has excellent drainage. Allow the soil to dry out slightly between waterings to keep the roots healthy.

Temperature and Humidity

Monstera Deliciosa prefers temperatures between 65°F and 85°F. Avoid exposing the plant to drafts or sudden temperature fluctuations. It thrives in higher humidity levels, so consider misting the leaves regularly or using a humidifier, especially in dry indoor environments.

Feeding

Feed your Monstera Deliciosa with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer every 4-6 weeks during the growing season. In the winter, reduce feeding to every 2-3 months. Proper nutrition supports vigorous growth and maintains the plant's lush, green appearance.