This monstera is also a climbing plant. At Botanic Bubble you can choose your exclusive Monstera Adansonii; this way you really have a unique plant. But before you purchase this plant you naturally want to know a number of things, right? Time to get acquainted with this exclusive plant.
The Origin of the Monstera Adansonii
Like many other tropical plants, the origin of this plant is from Central and South America. The Monstera Adansonii grows here in the dense tropical rainforest. Many plant owners like to add tropical plants to their collection. With the Monstera Adansonii that is certainly a match! The leaves of this plant look almost surreal with their fenestrations while the leaf surface has a leathery texture and feels like it. Fortunately, this plant has a fairly simple care that we would like to tell you more about!
Monstera Adansonii plant care secrets
Care of a plant is important. Whether the plant needs little or a lot of care, you as a plant owner must pay attention to it! That is why we have divided the care of this plant into the following parts, which makes it a bit easier for you:
- Water requirement
- Light and location
- Use of fertilizers
- Reproduction of the Monstera Adansonii
1. Monstera Adansonii and Water requirement
As we said earlier, taking care of the Monstera Adansonii is easy. However, the water requirement is an exception to this. You can say that this plant is quite picky when it comes to the amount and frequency of water. It is important to water the plant regularly. The soil should be slightly moist. The plant must not drown, too much water is not good for the Monstera Adansonii.
When the plant is indoors in a place without direct sunlight, which is recommended, you should water it at least once. Of course, check that the soil does not dry out completely. In addition, when you water it, it can be quite a splash. In this way you mimic the conditions of its natural habitat; the jungle. Also, a thorough watering helps flush out any salt that has built up.
The first year it is recommended to keep the Monstera Adansonii in the soil in which it is delivered. Of course, some extra plant nutrition from time to time is a good idea. If you are going to repot the plant, it is advisable to use well-drained soil. This way you prevent the risk of root rot.
3. Location and light
The Monstera Adansonii originates in the jungles of Central and South America. In its natural habitat, the plant grows in dimly lit places in the jungle. Still, the plant is a lover of light. But beware, direct sunlight is not recommended for this plant. To stimulate the growth of the Monstera Adansonii, it is best to place it in bright indirect light. Think of a few meters away from a window on the east or west.
This tropical plant likes a pleasant temperature, but who doesn’t? But this climbing plant can handle a slight fluctuation in temperature. Keeping the environment at the right temperature for this plant is not the most important aspect. When the temperature is between 18 to 27 ° C, that is a good living environment for the plant. Keep in mind that you do not place this plant in a place where there is a draft. Exposure to short periods of cold temperatures can cause leaves to die, but can even kill your green friend. We don’t want that, do we?
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The moisture requirement of your Monstera adansonii will be slightly higher than other commonly used houseplants. They can be found in Central and South America, where moisture is constantly abundant.
Therefore, keep your room somewhere between average or high humidity. This will benefit the growth of the plant! As we have already given with the water requirement, the Monkey Mask loves moisture. If you spray the leaves regularly, the plant will thank you for this.
6. Use of fertilizer for the Monstera Adansonii
When you are going to grow this plant indoors, you will have to use a large amount of fertilizer. A well-balanced slow release fertilizer is best for the plant.
This is because the Monstera Adansonii grows quickly. The fertilizer is needed for chlorophyll, as the plant itself does not produce enough. If you choose not to add fertilizers, the leaves will tend to turn yellow. Yellow leaves can indicate that too few nutrients are present.
7. Reproduction of the Monstera Adansonii
Propagating and producing new cuttings from an existing Monstera Adansonii is quite easy for the expert. But also as a home grower you can certainly try this!
The cutting of new plants is usually done by cutting or cutting off part of the stem. Reproduction in Monstera adansonii takes place through water propagation before transferring to a pot.
Did you succeed in breeding the Monstera Adansonii? Well done! Now is the time to grow the new green friends. The plants usually need two to three weeks to grow before you can place them in their own growing pot.
In the beginning, the new culture will have fewer holes in the newly developed leaves. Young plants often do not even have holes in the leaves, this only comes when they get older. Compare it with the bald heads of older men, this also comes with age.