Plant Care Five Holes Plant

Five Holes Plant

About Five Holes Plant

The nearly 50 species of plants in the Monstera genus all share some incredible traits, like being world class climbers! 🧗 These plants use aerial roots to grab onto trees as they grow up towards the sun. They've been known to grow more than 60ft/18m tall and many have holes (fenestrations) in the leaves that are believed to help sunlight pass through to lower leaves. The genus name Monstera comes from the Latin word for monstrous/abnormal and is thought to refer to these abnormal leaves!


Monstera standleyana

Also known as

philondendron cobra

How to care for Five Holes Plant


How often to water your Five Holes Plant

Water needs for Five Holes Plant
0.5 cups
every 9

Five Holes Plant needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Five Holes Plant

Water 0.5 cups every

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Five Holes Plant in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Five Holes Plant: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Five Holes Plant may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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How to fertilize Five Holes Plant

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Five Holes Plant: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Five Holes Plant after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Five Holes Plant

Five Holes Plant

Five Holes Plant

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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