Monstera Delicioso 'Split Leaf Philodendron'
One of the best!
Monstera Delicioso is a large, fast growing plant that will grow up a trellis or wall, if given enough space. The young leaves are flat and split as it matures, offering one of the most unique leaf patterns out there.
Monstera Delicioso Care
|Temperature:||Temperatures between 65-80ºF (18-27ºC) are ideal. Lower than 65ºF (18Cº) will slow down this plants growth and below 50ºF (10ºC) will stop growth.|
|Light:||A fairly bright room or bright with plenty of shade is best. Direct sunlight will damage the leaves and not enough light can slow growth down.|
|Watering:||Between watering times allow the soil to become dry to the touch within the top couple of inches or so of soil.|
|Soil:||A peat based potting soil mix with perlite or sand is ideal. Soil that drains well is needed.|
|Re-Potting:||Re-pot once every two years approximately, during spring.|
|Fertilizer:||There is different advice from various sources about feeding (none wrong), but I would suggest fertilizing once a month with a diluted solution.|
|Humidity:||Average to high room humidity is needed, so you will need to increase the humidity of a normal room. Misting the leaves is helpful.|
|Propagation:||Propagate from a mature stem tip cuttings during summer below an aerial root at the node. Place the stem cutting about 1 or 2 inches deep in moist potting soil and water moderately. It should begin rooting within the first couple of weeks or so.|
|Pruning:||This plant can easily get out of hand once it has been growing for over 3 years or so and will need cutting back. The ideal method is to cut as many stems as needed away (these can be replanted) at the nodes during spring.|