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Philodendron ‘Monstera' - 10" Pot

Philodendron ‘Monstera' - 10" Pot

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Description: Philodendron 'Monstera', also known as Swiss cheese plant, is a stunning tropical plant prized for its large, glossy leaves and unique foliage pattern. Belonging to the Araceae family, this evergreen vine is native to the rainforests of Central and South America. 'Monstera' is characterized by its deeply lobed, heart-shaped leaves that feature oval or oblong perforations, giving them a distinctive and exotic appearance. With its striking foliage and vigorous growth habit, Philodendron 'Monstera' makes a bold statement as a focal point in both indoor and outdoor settings.

🌿 Botanical Name: Philodendron 'Monstera'

💧 Care Level: Easy. Philodendron 'Monstera' is relatively low-maintenance and adaptable to various light and humidity conditions.

📏 Size: Philodendron 'Monstera' can grow to impressive sizes, with mature plants reaching heights of 6 to 10 feet (1.8 to 3 meters) indoors and even larger when grown outdoors in suitable climates.

☀️ Light: Provide Philodendron 'Monstera' with bright, indirect light to encourage healthy growth and leaf development. It can tolerate lower light conditions but may grow more slowly.

💧 Water: Water Philodendron 'Monstera' when the top inch (2.5 cm) of soil feels dry to the touch. Allow excess water to drain away, and avoid overwatering, which can lead to root rot.

💦 Humidity: Philodendron 'Monstera' thrives in moderate to high humidity levels. Increase humidity by misting the foliage regularly, using a humidifier, or placing the plant on a pebble tray filled with water.

🌡️ Temperature: Maintain temperatures between 65°F to 85°F (18°C to 29°C) for Philodendron 'Monstera'. Protect it from cold drafts and sudden temperature fluctuations, especially during the winter months.

🌱 Soil: Plant Philodendron 'Monstera' in well-draining, aerated potting mix rich in organic matter. A mixture of peat moss, perlite, and pine bark works well to provide adequate drainage and nutrients.

🌱 Fertilizing: Feed Philodendron 'Monstera' with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted to half the recommended strength every 4 to 6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Reduce fertilization frequency in fall and winter.

🔄 Pruning: Prune Philodendron 'Monstera' as needed to remove any dead or damaged leaves, promote bushier growth, and control its size. Use clean, sharp pruning shears to make precise cuts.

🍃 Pests and Diseases: Monitor Philodendron 'Monstera' for common pests such as spider mites, aphids, and mealybugs. Treat any infestations promptly with insecticidal soap or neem oil. Ensure good air circulation to prevent fungal diseases.

Propagation: Propagate Philodendron 'Monstera' through stem cuttings. Take a cutting with at least one node and place it in water or moist potting mix until roots develop, then transplant into a suitable container. Alternatively, air layering can also be successful for propagation.

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