Monstera Deliciosa Care Guide -- Monstera deliciosa is a special evergreen indoor plant. Leaves with a natural split shape and large size, it will be a gorgeous focal point where you place them. However, all you have to do is keep your monstera happy. Happy and healthy Monstera deliciosa will have fresh waxy dark green leaves. This can be obtained by doing the right treatment on monstera deliosa plants. Find out in monstera deliciosa care guide.

Use the right potting soil


Starting from the most basic method of planting Monstera deliciosa. You need to know what kind of soil does Monsera deliciousa need. Use quality potting soil with peat moss that drains easily. This plant thrives in nutrient-rich soil, you can get it from a mixture of soil, sphagnum moss, perlite, and orchid bark. Simply, use ready-to-use, nutrient-rich potting soil. 


Pot and repotting


You should use a pot or container with drainage holes, as monstera likes fertile soil with good drainage. This plant prefers to be pot-bound. Do repotting once every 1-2 years to support the happy and healthy growth. 

How to water


Monstera plant likes moist soil, but they prefer the soil to dry-out between watering. So, do watering when the soil dries. Water it if the leaves begin to droop, curl, or crisp at the edges. You can water it once in 1 to 2 weeks. But, don't over-water, they hate it.  

Lighting care


Monstera has a need for light. They grow best with 5 to 8 hours of bright indirect light. But the plants also grow in medium to low light. Keep it away from direct light as it can burn the leaves. You can place it near an east or west-facing window. 

Humidity and temperature guide


Monstera deliciosa plant is a tropical plant. Humidity helps them grow well. Give them medium to high humidity. If necessary, place an air humidifier or a tray of water near the plant. You can even mist the leaves more often to keep them happy. 

Keep the plants in 64 - 85 F (18-30 C). Avoid temperature lower than 60 F (15 C).

Fertilizing care guide


A happy monstera deliciosa plant can grow this big. This will be an attention stealer and brighten up the corner of your house. To get a plant like this, you also have to feed the Monstera deliciosa plant. During the growing season (Spring and Summer), feed them a little during the once a day and 1-2 per month in the sleeping season (Fall and Winter). 

Monstera deliciosa propagation


You're may want to multiply the Monstera deliciosa. You do it by cutting healthy leaves with stems. Growing the roots through clear, nutritious water. You'll get healthy monstera shoots ready to plant. 

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