How to care for your Monstera
Follow these instructions to care for a Monstera. In this guide you will learn how to water a Monstera; its light, temperature and humidity preferences and any extra care it may need to help it grow.
Your Monstera can grow almost anywhere in your home! It tolerates low light but will grow faster and become more dramatic in a location with indirect bright light. However, avoid strong, direct sunlight as it can burn the leaves. If you don’t have a location with ideal lighting for your Monstera, use a grow light.
Water your Monstera when the top 50-75% of the soil is dry. Pour until liquid flows through the drain hole at the bottom of the pot and discard any water that has collected in the saucer.
This plant thrives in almost any environment, but if you want to give it a treat, give it a gentle mist spray once a week. It is best to spray your Monstera in the morning so that the water has enough time to evaporate before the evening.
Normal room temperatures between 60 and 80 degrees are ideal for your Monstera. It does not tolerate temperatures below 55 degrees or sudden temperature drops. Avoid cold drafts and direct airflow from heaters during the winter months.
For best results, fertilize your plant once a month during spring and summer, such as B. our all-purpose fertilizer (20-20-20). A little nutrition will go a long way in promoting root growth and health. No fertilizer is required during the winter – it’s important to give your Monstera a chance to rest during the cooler months.
Monstera leaves are mildly toxic to pets and humans. Typically, ingestion causes mouth and stomach irritation and possible vomiting.
Large leaves can collect dust. If you notice the leaves are dirty or dusty, use microfiber dust mitts to wipe the leaves to keep them clean and healthy. In the wild, Monstera plants like to climb. To encourage your monstera to climb up, you can stake out wild foothills with a dowel or use a moss stick. Be sure to use clean, sharp pruning shears when trimming your monstera.