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Rhaphidophora tetrasperma for Sale Online
Rhaphidophora tetrasperma or Mini Monstera 'Ginny' is a rare cousin of the Monstera deliciosa. Native to Malaysia and Southern Thailand, its vibrant green split-leaf foliage brings a tropical feel to any indoor space. This easy-to-care plant freshens up any indoor corner or office with its compact size. Not to mention it is an excellent choice for those who are low on space.
Rhaphidophora tetrasperma has a climbing growth habit and vines beautifully when placed near railings, bookcases, or shelves. They become a fascinating visual focus when they climb as it brings the splits, or windows as they are called, up to eye level. Due to its tropical nature, this plant prefers humid air and bright, filtered light for optimal growth.
|18 to 24 Inches
|Fluorescent light to bright, indirect
|Upright, climbing if supported
|Does not flower often
|Well draining, cactus or succulent mix (part sand)
|Likes to go dry
|Does well indoors and in low light conditions
How to Care for Rhaphidophora tetrasperma
Before you buy a Mini Monstera ‘Ginny’ plant, be sure to read the recommended care instructions to ensure your plant stays happy and healthy for years to come!
What is the best light for a Mini Monstera?
Rhaphidophora tetrasperma thrives in the low light conditions indoors, often living with just fluorescent light. They can handle some bright, indirect light too, but too much direct sunlight will cause browning. Ideally, they should be placed next to a west-facing window for optimal light. It can be placed in a room with no light, as long as you place a grow light near your plant.
How often do you water Rhaphidophora tetrasperma?
Rhaphidophora tetrasperma can dry out almost completely between waterings. Do not overwater this plant; if it sits in standing water for too long, your plant will not survive. They will most likely get root rot disease because their root system has taken in too much water for the plant to handle. If you are unsure if you should water your plant, it is best to hold off another day or two. These houseplants can go weeks before needing to be watered again.
What is the best soil for a Ginny plant?
Rhaphidophora tetrasperma prefers well-draining and dry potting soil conditions. Regular potting mix with sand mixed in works well for plants potted in containers. You can also use a cactus potting mix because it already has sand and other ingredients to encourage drainage. If your plant's soil is not well-draining, you will run into an issue called root rot disease.
How do I fertilize a Mini Monstera Ginny?
Any all-purpose fertilizer will work for Rhaphidophora tetrasperma. Jack's Classic Indoor plant food works well as a powder, quick-release fertilizer. Mix it with water to quickly provide nutrients to a plant that has been in a container for an extended time. Osmocote Indoor/Outdoor is an option as a granular, slow-release fertilizer and should be applied while potting and planting.