7 Tips for Growing a Big and Bold Monstera

7 Tips for Growing a Big and Bold Monstera

Homiful.com -- Monstera deliciosa, also known as swiss cheese, monstera, or hurricane plant, is a tropical ornamental flower plant in the araceae family. This plant thrives in tropical forests of southern Mexico and Central America. In the tropics and subtropics, the plant is planted outside in fertile soil with plenty of room to grow. This plant is indeed stunning and will make the room stand out. The following review can help you understand how to grow monstera big and bold:

Scrub and clean


The leaves must be dust-free for fotosintesis to occur. Because this plant absorb more sunlight than leaves that can produce lush and large leaves. You can clean it with a damp microfiber cloth.

Die plant are not permitted


Providing nutrients can also keep plant growth healthy, resulting in large, beautiful leaves. You can use a 20 - 20 - 20 fertilizer mixture that has been diluted to half its strength. Give it 6 - 8 weeks and avoid feeding it in the winter.

Make use of magic powder


1 tablespoon of epsom salt in 1 gallon of water can be sprayed on the leaves once a month. This method will increase the plant's fertility, density, and health. Or a pinch of all-purpose liquid fertilizer before watering the plants.

Make certain of the lighting 


Plant growth and monstera leaf development will benefits from adequate lighting. Direct lighting should be avoided because it can cause it to burn. To keep the plants healthy. Plant growth can be slowed in dark places, resulting in pale leaves.

Use supporters


A monstera that grows large and takes root will require support to remain connected to its original habitat. This plant must be given the environment that is requires in order to remain fertile and large. You can keep them upright by attaching their aerial roots to moss poles or bamboo stakes.

Select and adult monstera


To obtain a monstera with giant leaves, select easy and small plants that requires their own sweet time to mature and grown with larger leaves. Choose 2 - 4 year old plants that are 2 -  4 feet tall from the nursery. Don't forget about indirect exposure to bright light, which can promote faster growth.

Keep an eye on the watering

Watering is critical for the plant because it promotes the growth of large new leaves. Inserting the index finger into the soil is the simplest way to determine whether or not the plant is thirsty. If the soil is dry, water it until it seeps through the bottom drainage hole.
Allowing the substrate to dry out for an extended period of time can harm growth and cause the plant to die.

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Author       : Lynda
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