Monstera deliciosa is a famous houseplant with its large, glossy green leaves with deep splits and holes.What makes it special:
- Low maintenance plant.
- Plant with large leaves.
||Monstera obliqua - Plant
||4 inch (10 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)
Monstera features big (2-foot-wide) leaves that look like they have holes or cuts in them, giving rise to two of its other common names: Swiss cheese plant and split-leaf philodendron. While young, this houseplant has a dense, bushy shape, but as it grows, it wants to vine out.
Monstera can be kept bushy with regular pruning, or let it climb up a vertical support (such as fishing line fastened into the ceiling), for a decidedly bold and tropical look.
||11 inch (28 cm)
||5 inch (13 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
||Hurricane, Swiss cheese plant, Split-leaf Philodendron
|Maximum Reachable Height
||Whitish-green spadix and white spathe
||Rarely flowers indoors
||Easy to grow
Planting and care
Keep the plant indoor or outdoor in bright light or direct morning sunlight atleast 3 to 4 houProtect the Monstera plant from harsh direct sunlight as it can cause damage to the foliage.SoilThe soil should be well drained and fertile for growing Monstera plant.WateringWater the plant when the topsoil (2-3 inch) in pot feels dry to touch.Do not ever overwater the plant.Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.Application of FertilizeDuring the main growing season (April - August) feed the Monstera plant with organic fertilizer once a month.Loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so it can uptake the nutrients and moisture easily.Re-pottingWhen a plant outgrows in current pot, re-pot with fresh potting soil and some fertilizer.Do the re-potting late evening and keep the plant in shady area for 2 to 3 days and then move the plant in its suitable climatic condition.For re-potting procedure click here
Refer our Garden Guide for detailed procedures and meanings of words related to gardening.
Plant ProtectionLarge leaves can collect dust. If you notice the leaves are dirty or dusty, wipe the leaves with a damp cloth and gently dry to keep them clean and healthy.Remove dead, infected or damaged plant parts and discard them away from the plants.For any insect attack or disease, you can use Neem oil, Eucalyptus oil or Citrus oil spray for primary treatment.
Monstera obliqua care
Initial care for 1-2 weeks after receiving plant at your location:Check the moisture in the soil before watering it.Poke your finger into the soil, if dry then apply water.Keep the plant in indirect bright light.Do not re-pot immediately after receiving it.Key requirements to keep plant healthy:
||Apply any organic fertilizer
Monstera obliqua special feature
Large leaved indoor plant for warm, bright and humid areas.
Monstera obliqua uses
- It makes an excellent container or house plant