The Case Study Funnel with Monstera Plant
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YOU PICKED THIS CUTE PLANT:
Monstera (Monstera deliciosa)
Monstera are species of evergreen tropical vines/shrubs that are native to Central America. Part of Araceae, the aroid family, they are one of the few aroids which produces edible fruit (hence the species epithet). It rarely flowers or produces edible fruit indoors. This plant is famous for its natural leaf-holes, and has led to the rise of its nickname, ‘swiss cheese plant’. Two different species of Monstera are cultivated as houseplants - M. deliciosa and M. adansonii. M. adansonii is distinguished from M. deliciosa by having more acuminate leaves (long and tapering), as well as having completely enclosed leaf holes. M. deliciosa leaf holes eventually grow towards the edge and open up upon maturity. Monsteras exhibit allelopathy and suppress the growth of any other plants in the same container.
The Plant Care
Medium to low light. Can also tolerate bright, indirect light. Avoid full sun.
Water weekly. Allow potting mix to dry out before watering. Soil about 1-2” down should be dry to touch. Water more frequently during warmer months and fertilize during growth. Generally, the plant will droop to show that it needs more water.
If the leaves turn yellow, it's a sign you may be overwatering. Take a break and check the soil later in the week. If it's drooping, then bring on the water!