Monstera

Why Do Monstera Leaves Have Holes? (Leaf Fenestration)

Few indoor plants are as beloved as the monstera. Prized for their hole-covered leaves, these enormous plants can add tropical tranquility to any space. If you own one, you might wonder what exactly causes these holes (known as leaf fenestration) to occur.  A prominent theory as to why monstera leaves have holes is that the…

Reasons Why Your Monstera Has Black Spots (& How To Fix Them)

Black spots on your Monstera plant can cause you a lot of alarm. However, don’t panic. There are many different causes for black spots on a Monstera, and most of them are treatable, especially if caught early. Your Monstera may have black spots due to root rot from overwatering, low humidity, sunburns, infection, nutrient deficiency,…

How To Grow a Giant Monstera Deliciosa

Monstera Deliciosa are a great plant, but who can be satisfied with a small, leggy little monstera growing in a corner when you can have a giant monstera with just a little extra effort? Growing a giant monstera deliciosa plant will require providing good quality soil, fertilizing regularly with a quality fertilizer like osmocote, watering…

6 Signs Your Monstera Is Under-Watered

Various Monstera species are among the most popular houseplants, mainly because of their peculiar leaves and low maintenance requirements. However, when they feel neglected and could use a bit more water, they can communicate their needs through some telltale signs.  You would know that your Monstera is under-watered if the soil is dry and has…

Why Are My Monstera’s Leaves Drooping?

Monstera deliciosa is a generally resilient plant that can bounce back from abuse. That’s why they’re such a popular houseplant for beginners and green-thumbed pros alike. Still, if your plant’s leaves are drooping, you’ll need to diagnose and cure the issue before your plant dies.  The most common reason why Monstera leaves start drooping is…

Monstera Watering Guide: How Often to Water 7 Monstera Varieties

A monstera is an indoor climbing evergreen perennial vine plant that adds a stunning look and brings joy to people who appreciate flowers; however, it needs proper care. This includes proper watering habits.  How and how often you water a monstera depends on the type of species you are watering, the method of watering, and…

Monstera on Stake/Trellis

How To Set Up a Trellis for Your Monstera

Monstera is a trendy tropical plant that can grow very big if taken care of properly. With aerial roots, it takes water and nutrients from the trees in the forest and the air in the apartment if it’s in a pot. Due to its very high tendency to grow out of the pot, monstera needs…

Monstera Dubia: How To Buy & Care for Them

Monstera dubia is an uncommon and underappreciated species of Monstera, compared to the more common Monstera deliciosa and Monstera adansonii. This kind of Monstera can be challenging to track down. You won’t find this at big-box retailers, so how can you buy one, and when you do buy one, how can you care for them?…

Monstera on Stake/Trellis

5 Signs Your Monstera Is Overwatered (& How To Save It)

Monsteras are beautiful plants, and having one can add that extra “oomph” to your house or workspace. Unfortunately, it’s easy to overwater these plants, as many people don’t know how often is appropriate. With that in mind, are there signs to look out for?  Signs of overwatered monstera are brown and yellow leaves, mushy stems…

Monstera Adansonii v Laniata: Care Guide

There are several plants under the genus Monstera, and the majority of these are popular houseplants. While the Monstera Deliciosa is the plant that comes to most people’s minds when the genus is mentioned, the Monstera Adansonii is fairly popular, particularly the Monstera Adansonii var Laniata.  Caring for the Monstera Adansonii var Laniata is similar…

Monstera Obliqua: Where To Buy & How To Care for Them

Monstera obliqua is a relatively rare species famous for its significantly larger fenestrations than other Monstera variants. It is native to the tropical regions of Central and South America, and its rarity has made it so attractive and expensive that plant collectors are willing to pay much for it. You can buy Monstera obliqua from…

Variegated Monstera: Why Are They So Expensive & Care Guide

Houseplants have been an essential part of home decor for years, but they have become increasingly popular over time. More and more people have taken to collecting and growing expensive plants at home since different varieties of plants have become more accessible, and customers have become more knowledgeable. One of the most costly types of…

What Should You Do With Aerial Roots on a Monstera? (Everything You Need To Know)

Monstera plants are one of the most popular and expensive house plants across the world. They’re known for their large leaves that instantly bring a sense of the tropical jungles to most cramped apartments. Monstera plants are also hard to care for since they are large climbing vines with specific environmental requirements.  The aerial roots…

What To Do if Your Monstera’s Leaves Don’t Split

Monstera and its well-known variants, such as the Swiss Cheese Plant or split-leaf philodendrons, are famous and valued for their natural holes or splits on the leaves. However, some Monstera plants fail to exhibit the feature. It may be disturbing for some plant collectors, but thankfully, there are ways to resolve this issue. If your…

How Much Light Does a Monstera Need?

Monstera plants are beautiful, popular additions to indoor and outdoor plant collections. You might think that with their beautiful fenestrated leaves and potential for enormous growth, Monsteras might be difficult to take care of. With the proper knowledge, you can learn how to nurture this gorgeous plant with ease.  A Monstera needs 10-12 hours of…

How To Root Monstera Cuttings

Monstera plants make for gorgeous decorations, but their desire to spread can lead to massive, unruly plants. Luckily, it’s easy to propagate cuttings from your Monstera into new plants by rooting them in either water or soil.  To root monstera cuttings, you want to make a 45 degree cut directly below a node on your…

Everything You Need To Know About Monstera Nodes

Monstera deliciosa is a gorgeous plant with sturdy growth, broad leaves, and delicious fruits. However, the plant is expensive, and it may not flower or grow fruit as an indoor houseplant. Luckily, you can grow the plant indoors or outdoors and propagate it using Monstera nodes.   Monstera nodes are the most significant part of the…

How To Prune Your Monstera

Monstera plants are an excellent addition to any house plant collector or novice; they have large beautiful leaves with fenestrations which give them the nickname the “Swiss cheese plant.” These holes or fenestrations allow sunlight to pierce the forest floor and provide added growth to the roots. Monstera plants need pruning regularly and during the…

16 Amazing Monstera Varieties YOU Should Grow

Monstera (Swiss Cheese Plant) is a unique and gorgeous flowering plant from the Araceae family. The plant hails from Central and South America, and it has large leaves with extensive perforations known as fenestrations. Although monstera is now a popular indoor or outdoor plant, many people may not realize there are different monstera varieties.  There…