Monstera Obliqua - Plant
Description for Monstera Obliqua
Tender perennial that is winter hardy to USDA Zones 10-11 where it may be left in the ground year-round. In St. Louis, it is grown as an annual vine. It is easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soils in full sun.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Ceriman, Mexican breadfruit, Swiss cheese plant, Windowleaf. Monstera,||Rose-purple, white, pink||June to frost||30.00 to 70.00 feet||easy to grow|
Planting and care
Choose a warm, sheltered location when growing. The vining varieties require a support structure as some can get 15 feet tall. All plants prefer sun to light shade sites with well-draining and moderately fertile soil. Install the plant in the ground at the same level it was growing in the nursery pot.
|Full sun to part shade||well-drained soil||Medium||18Â°c night, 24Â°c day||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Monstera Obliqua
- plant care is not difficult but does require vigilance. The vines need to be trained early when they are young. You may use plant ties or just weave them through trellis sections. Fertilize the plant in spring just before new growth appears.Pinch off the tips of the vines in the second year to promote branching which will fill the trellis with bushy growth.
Typical uses of Monstera Obliqua
Special features: Annual vine for covering walls, trellises or fences. Good annual privacy vine for porches. Effective ground cover. Containers. Vegetable gardens.
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose. Its generally kep indoor in living room and in terrac area.
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