Monstera

mature monstera deliciosa in a pot with large green fenestrated leaves and aerial roots

Monstera Aerial Roots (what are they + what should you do with them?)

If you’ve grown a Monstera before, you may have observed roots that grow above the soil’s surface. Called aerial roots, such roots differ in form and function to the typical roots we think of that grow underground. In this article, we’ll cover your frequently asked questions about aerial roots. Namely, What are aerial roots? How […]

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topview of the monstera subpinnata with elegant lobed green leaves

Monstera Subpinnata (growing + propagating #1 guide!)

The Monstera Subpinnata has beautifully lobed, pinnate leaves that resemble a fern. Its playful leaves give it a tropical look we love. 🙂 Caring for the Monstera Subpinnata is easy. It is relatively hardy and low-maintenance. Give it an airy potting mix, high humidity (>80%), and ample bright indirect light for best growth. Pay attention

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monstera laniata with a moss pole in a pot

Monstera Laniata Growing Guide

The Monstera Laniata (scientific name: Monstera adansonii ssp. laniata) is a subspecies of the popular Monstera Adansonii. Like the Adansonii, it boasts beautiful, light green oval leaves with fenestrations (holes). It also shares the Adansonii’s climbing habit. 🙂 However, size is the easiest way to tell the difference between the two. When kept as a houseplant, the

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a large monstera esqueleto, also known as monstera epipremnoides with heavily fernestrated, bright green color

Monstera Esqueleto Care #1 Tips! (AKA Epipremnoides)

Hailing from the mountainous rainforests of Costa Rica is the magical Monstera Esqueleto (also known as Monstera Epipremnoides). The epithet ‘Esqueleto’ means ‘skeleton’ in Spanish, and no wonder! Its large leaves are characteristically “double fenestrated”. A set of small holes run along the midribs, and another set of larger holes sit between the small holes

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a large glossy leaf of a monstera lechleriana with small holes

Monstera Lechleriana Care (#1 Tips & What to AVOID!)

The Monstera Lechleriana is a beautiful houseplant that is gaining popularity. When mature, its leaves are large and fenestrated (have holes) near the midrib. However, these holes are not so large that they reach out to the edges of the leaf like a Monstera Deliciosa. This species of Monstera is fast-growing and easy to care

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large monstera deliciosa with fenestrations on its large leaf

Why is my Monstera Leaf not splitting? (top 3 reasons!)

Monstera Deliciosas are sought-after for characteristic lobes and holes in their glossy green leaves. So it can be frustrating if you’ve lovingly cared your Monstera, but its leaves remain unfenestrated (whole). In this article, we’ll detail the top 3 reasons for leaves not splitting, from the most common reason to the least: Too young. Only

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hand holding up a pot of large monstera thai constellation with yellowish variegation on green fenestrated leaves

13 Unique Monstera Types (w/PHOTOS, #1 Round-Up!)

Monsteras are the darling of the plant world, transforming indoor spaces to make them feel tropical. Yet, many Monstera types are easy to care for. Some can even withstand some neglect! Hailing from tropical regions of the Americas, the Monstera genus consists of around 50 species. While they are flowering plants, instead of growing large

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monstera peru plant

Monstera Peru #1 Care for THRIVING Plant

Hailing from the tropical rainforests of South America, the Monstera Peru (botanical name: Monstera Karstenianum) is a beautiful, rare vining plant that has become quite popular of late. Unlike the Monstera Adansonii or Monstera Obliqua Peru, it doesn’t have fenestrations (holes or splits in the leaves). Instead, its leaves are thick, leathery, and feel bumpy

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single potted monstera obliqua with 7 leaves

Monstera Obliqua #1 Buying, Growing & Propagating Hacks!

Hailing from the rainforests of Central and South America, the Monstera Obliqua is somewhat of a unicorn plant. It is the rarest species of the popular Monstera genus and so is unsurprisingly coveted by gardeners all over the world! 🙂 Adding to the mystique of the ever-elusive Obliqua are myths and half-truths that circulate amongst the plant community.

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monstera pinnatipartita starting to develop fenestrations

Monstera Pinnatipartita Care & Propagation (#1 SECRET Hacks + what to AVOID!)

A less common and well-known plant from the Monstera genus is the Monstera Pinnatipartita. This species transforms as it grows, developing slits when mature, (like the photo above), making it unrecognizable from its juvenile state! To ensure it develops well, provide 70-80% humidity and choose a well-draining soil. Sufficient bright light is essential for your Monstera to

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