Rhaphidophora Tetrasperma

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Overall Height APPROXIMATELY 22-24cm

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Description

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Raphidophora Tetrasperma is a fast-growing vining plant like the famous Monstera form.
  • This is one of the fastest-growing varieties of aroid which is desired for its unique fenestrated leaves.
  • Sometimes it is also called “Dwarf Monstera” or “Monstera Ginny” as it resembles the Monstera deliciosa.
  • It originated from southern Thailand and Malaysia.
  • It was first discovered in the late 1800s. The leaves are split and stay quite small.
  • The shape of the foliage is depending on the stage of life.
  • Young plants have young leaves that are not divided.
  • As it matures, the leaves will start splitting.

SOIL REQUIREMENT

  • The best soil an all-purpose potting mix.
  • The plant will be happy with rich soil.
  • The soil must be moist and rich with organic matter.
  • Do not use wet soil or mucky soil or dry soil or sandy soils.
  • An orchid potting mix with added activated charcoal would be suitable and best for the plant too.
  • To keep a healthy plant, you should keep the soil damp but not wet.

FEEDING/FERTILIZER REQUIREMENT

  • The best way to help establish the plant, apply a slow-release fertilizer.
  • If the plant does not receive fertilizer, it will grow slowly.
  • Apply the fertilizer at least 6 inches away from the base.
  • Fertilize the plant every 4 months in a year period.
  • Do not use heavy salt in fertilizers that will damage the roots and at the end could possibly kill the plant.
  • Do not use a fertilizer that contains Urea which can harm plants.

LIGHT REQUIREMENT

  • Provide with bright indirect light.
  • Medium indirect light and some shade are tolerated.
  • These plants do not prefer direct sunlight, but some are fine.
  • You could grow the plant at a northern exposure window and an Eastern exposure window.
  • It can get a few morning suns.
  • You have to be careful to get the plant too much sun.
  • One afternoon direct sun can be too much for the Mini Monstera plant.

WATER REQUIREMENT

  • Keep this plant fairly moist, but not waterlogged.
  • The plant does not like to be dry and likes to stay moist, at least during its growing season.
  • The plant could be at a faster growth rate with regular waterings.
  • The plant is very sensitive to overwatering.
  • Do the watering when the potting medium is dried down 2 inches on the topsoil. Do not ever let the root ball dry out.
  • The best way to water the plant is no more than once every 7 to 10 days or 4 times per month.
  • In the winter, you can water the plant once every 14 days or every two weeks.

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