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The Split Leaf Philodendron (Monstera Deliciosa) has been among the most sought-after houseplants for years. It is an eye-catching house plant with large, heart-shaped split leaves that can reach more than a foot long and wide. These show-stopping indoor plants make for a gorgeous statement piece in any space, as their large green leaves easily draw one's attention and bring a naturalistic and tropical vibe wherever they are placed.
These stunning tropical plants can reach heights up to ten feet tall when grown in ideal conditions indoors. When grown in nature, the Split Leaf plant can reach outrageous heights beyond 60 feet tall. Additionally, mature plants in tropical atmospheres produce unique edible fruits called Mexican breadfruit.
Native to tropical regions of Central America, the Monstera Deliciosa enjoys atmospheres of high humidity and prefers bright indirect light. Additional care tips for these monstrous beauties include planting in a well-draining, airy potting mix and allowing your plant's soil to dry between waterings. It is also highly recommended that you plant your Monstera in a pot with drainage holes to protect the root ball from root rot.
These funky plants are nicknamed the Swiss cheese plant for their unique holes in their foliage. The plant's leaves begin as full heart shapes, and as the plant matures, the leaves develop holes and split, called fenestrations. It is theorized they do so to maximize sun fleck capture on the forest floor by increasing the spread of the leaf while decreasing the mass of leaf cells they must support.
Because these plants are aroids, they grow aerial roots that allow them to absorb more nutrients while anchoring into trees to climb. For optimal growth, try securing your Monstera plant to a coconut coir moss pole for support.
It is important to note that the Monstera plant family is not pet-friendly. Mildly toxic to humans and toxic to both dogs and cats, we recommend you keep your Monstera out of reach of animals and children.
If you fell in love with the Swiss Cheese Plant, check out its sister--the Swiss Cheese Vine! Botanically referred to as Monstera adansonii, this tropical plant is like a Deliciosa Monstera shrunk down and vining.
|Mature Height:||30 to 36 Inches with support|
|Mature Width:||36 Inches|
|Sunlight:||Fluorescent light to bright, indirect|
|Habit:||Upright, Climbing if given support|
|Flower Color:||Does not flower often indoors|
|Foliage:||Dark green heavily dissected|
|Soil Condition:||Well draining, cactus or succulent mix (part sand)|
|Water Requirements:||Likes to dry out between waterings|
|Uses:||Does well indoors and in low light conditions|
How to Care for Monstera deliciosa (Split Leaf Philodendron)
Be sure to read our planting instructions to ensure a healthy and happy plant for years to come!
What is the best light for Philodendron monstera Plants?
Philodendron Monstera Split Leaf Plants thrive in the low light conditions indoors, living with just fluorescent light. They thrive when placed in an area with bright to medium indirect light. Native to tropical climates, this plant is not necessarily suited for intense, direct sun, but it can be acclimated to withstand it. However, too much light will the plant's bright green leaves to turn brown. If you notice any leaves turning brown, place your plant in a less lit area of your home. If this does not fix the problem, prune off any brown or dead foliage.
How often should I water Philodendron monstera Plants?
Philodendron Monstera Split Leaf Plants should be watered every 1 to 2 weeks. This plant thrives when you allow its soil to dry out between watering. If your plant is in brighter light, you should expect to water them more often. Monstera plants benefit from filtered water or water left out overnight before being used. Remember, Monstera does not like to stay wet or sit in water. If you water your houseplant too often, you could cause root rot disease and damage your plant. If unsure, do not water. Philodendron can go weeks before being watered again.
What is the best soil for indoor Monstera deliciosa plants?
Philodendron Monstera Split Leaf Plants prefer very well-draining soil and dry conditions. Regular potting mix with sand mixed in works well for plants potted in containers, or a cactus potting mix would work. If you do not use a well-draining potting mix, you could run into root rot disease. Root rot disease occurs when your plant's soil does not properly drain. To avoid this disease, make sure your potting soil is well-draining. This disease could also be caused by overwatering your Monstera. Make sure you are not overwatering your houseplant because they can survive quite some time without being watered. You can also mix ingredients such as perlite and lava rocks to increase soil aeration when needed.
How do I fertilize Monstera deliciosa?
The most popular way to fertilize a Monstera deliciosa is by using a liquid fertilizer. Apply the fertilizer directly to the soil and make sure you do not soak any foliage. When using this method to fertilize, always make sure to get rid of any excess liquids that drip into the plant tray. You can also feed your houseplant with a slow-release granular fertilizer. As your plant grows and matures, you will not have to fertilize it very often. Any fertilizer option with a good concentration of Magnesium, as well as a healthy balance of Nitrogen, Phosphorous, and Potassium- or NPK, will make your plant very happy. Do not fertilize your Monstera during their growing dormancy in the winter.