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Monstera Deliciosa Care

Monstera Growth Rate Moderate to fast - these are vigorous and strong growers. I live in Tucson, AZ, with a lot of sunshine and warm temps for 7-8 months of the year. Mine grows fast.

Monstera Light Requirements They prefer bright light—a moderate exposure. Near but not in a window is good unless it's north or east-facing. Too much light will cause burn.

Monstera Watering I water my 10" Monstera when the planting mix is about 3/4 of the way dry. That tends to be every 7 to 9 days in the warmer months and every 14 to 18 days when winter comes around.

Monstera Humidity If you think yours looks stressed due to lack of humidity, fill the saucer that sits under it with pebbles and water. Put the plant on the pebble tray, but make sure the drain holes and/or the bottom of the pot aren’t submerged in any water.

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Soil – 1/2 potting soil.  – 1/2 coco fiber.  – A few handfuls of coco chips  – 1/2 inch layer of a compost/worm compost blend.

Monstera Deliciosa Aerial Roots If you come across a Monstera growing in its native rainforest, you'll see the long aerial roots coming off the stems, some touching the ground. One of their purposes is a means of attachment to climb up other plants.

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