Window-leaf Monstera

A less popular species, but equally beautiful!
Common name : Window-leaf Monstera
Scientific name : Monstera obliqua
Family : Polygonaceae
Category : Indoor
Type of plant : Perennial
Indoor
Indoor
Large pot
Large pot
This Monstera is a much rarer species than M. deliciosa. It has long ovate leaves - smaller than its cousin - which are not lobed and incised, but entire on the margin and perforated on either side of the midrib, usually ellipsoid - hence the 'window-leaf' name.

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Caracteristics

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Frost-resistance Medium
Zone USDA 10a
Height 200 - 1000
pH 5 - 7

Plant my window-leaf monstera

Plant preferably between October and the end of March. Choose a rather large pot, because your monstera will grow bigger after a few months. Use ordinary potting soil, possibly adding a layer of gravel. After planting, pour a watering can. Add some mulch if possible. Place it in the light, and always keep it above 15 ┬░ C.

Water my window-leaf monstera

Water regularly in the first weeks. Try to avoid watering on sunny afternoons to minimize the amount of moisture lost to evaporation. If your plant is in a pot, check the top soil in the pot either by looking at it or touching it with your finger.

Repot my window-leaf monstera

Repot every two years in a slightly larger pot, or opt for replacement of the soil's top layer if you can not change the pot. Replace some of the potting soil and loosen the edge roots by pulling on it.

Spray my window-leaf monstera

Spray the leaves once a month to remove dust and prevent spider infestations.

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