Monstera Dobsonia (Japan)
$278.50 incl. GST
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- The actual plant may differ as each pot has its own unique natural look and though look identical but never 100% similar to the image pictured here.
- Flowers are seasonal and plants may not be with flowers at the time of order/delivery.
Overall Height APPROXIMATELY 85cm
- Monstera is a species of flowering plant native to tropical forests of southern Mexico, south to Panama.
- It has been introduced to many tropical areas and has become a mildly invasive species in Hawaii, Seychelles, Ascension Island, and the Society Islands.
- The best-known variety is Monstera Deliciosa, or Mexican Breadfruit, in reference to its corncob-shaped fruit (which is said to taste like a combination of pineapple, banana, and mango).
- It’s extremely common for monsteras to be confused with split-leaf philodendron, particularly in less mature plants.
- Though the two are related (they’re part of the same plant family), an easy way to tell these plants apart is to look at the leaves: split-leaf philodendrons have perforated leaves but lack holes.
- Plant it in a pot with drainage holes using a standard potting soil that contains peat.
- Peat helps to trap moisture without becoming waterlogged.
- For best results, feed your plant once a month throughout the spring and summer.
- A little bit of food will go a long way to encourage growth and root health.
- No fertilizer is necessary during the winter—it’s important to give your Monstera a chance to rest during the cooler time of year.
- Put the plant near a window where it will receive bright, but indirect, sunlight.
- It tolerates low light, but grows faster and becomes more dramatic in a bright spot.
- That said, avoid strong, direct sunlight because it may burn the leaves.
- When its soil becomes dry to a depth of 1-2”, water your monstera directly into the pot so as not to moisten foliage and just enough to keep the soil from completely drying out.
- Monstera is somewhat drought tolerant, so you don’t need to worry about keeping up with the watering all the time.
- Don’t allow the pot to stand in water, as this will cause root rot.