Plant Care Mini Monstera
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Mini Monstera

4.8 out of 5 (79 experiences)

Mini Monstera has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Mini Monstera has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves

Also known as

Monstera Minima, Philodendron "Ginny", Philodendron "Piccolo" and Philodendron Minima

Taxonomy

Rhaphidophora tetrasperma
Rhaphidophora
Araceae
Alismatales

What other plant parents say

Mini Monstera has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 59
Mini Monstera has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 42
Mini Monstera has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 28
Mini Monstera has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 22
Mini Monstera has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 10
Mini Monstera has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 2
Mini Monstera has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 2
Mini Monstera has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
Mnplants avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Mini Monstera named Your plant by Mnplants on Greg, the plant care app
05/27/2021

Grows incredibly fast! Every time a new leaf unfurls a new one starts to push its way out. Easy to care for and doesn’t need a lot of water or light (although mine would probably like some more light…

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@Egotopia
Jacksonville, FL
Rating of the plant Mini Monstera named Raphidophora tetrasperma by Egotopia on Greg, the plant care app
05/17/2021

The key with these things is to give them a support to climb like a moss pole or a stick of bamboo and then train it to grow upright. You’ll end up with larger leaves and an overall more aestheticall…

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@Martin
New York, NY
Rating of the plant Mini Monstera named Seth Grogen by Martin on Greg, the plant care app
05/12/2021

Seth Grogen was my first mini monstera and I love it! The plant came trellis ready and has been growing new leaves left and right the past few weeks. 5 so far (yes I’m counting). Mine sits ~4ft from …

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@Leafslut69
Portland, OR
Rating of the plant Mini Monstera named Rufus by Leafslut69 on Greg, the plant care app
05/20/2021

Grows super fast as long as you give it decent light. I let mine climb the wall by my west-facing window and it’s super happy. It can handle a big of neglect - I often forget to water mine for a coup…

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Faerydusts avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Mini Monstera named Ginny by Faerydusts on Greg, the plant care app
03/01/2021

Don't tell the others, but this may be my favorite plant I own. Not as fussy as Monstera deliciosa but just as gorgeous, with slightly brighter foliage and a higher tolerance for dry air!

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@Gwen
Rockland, ME
Rating of the plant Mini Monstera named The Comeback!! by Gwen on Greg, the plant care app
06/12/2021

I had this plant for over 3 months before it started doing ANYTHING! I thought it was dying, he heard that and stepped up his game hard. Give it time and you won’t be sorry!!

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@Idontlikepl…
Meridian, ID
Rating of the plant Mini Monstera named ford fusion by Idontlikeplants on Greg, the plant care app
07/18/2021

Grows at a weird patter! sometimes; you never know which direction the leaf will pop up if you don’t direct it with a wall. Love love love the look of them when grown! :)

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@Vanessa
Nundah, QLD
Rating of the plant Mini Monstera named Aristotle by Vanessa on Greg, the plant care app
07/10/2021

Very easy to use and I have a problem with over and under watering. Thank you for taking the headache of remembering when I watered my plants last

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@Mariahmusic
West Allis, WI
Rating of the plant Mini Monstera named Gilbert by Mariahmusic on Greg, the plant care app
06/28/2021

Struggles a bit when I got him, but after giving him a miss pole he started giving new leaves every couple weeks! Love love love him

Plantiesinaknot avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Mini Monstera named Ginny Jr. by Plantiesinaknot on Greg, the plant care app
05/05/2021

Trim frequently if you want it to be bushy. Buy a bamboo rod or moss pole for growth. Very fun to style!

How to care for Mini Monstera

Water

How often to water your Mini Monstera

Water needs for Mini Monstera
0.5 cups
every 9

Mini Monstera needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Orlando, FL.

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 Mini Monstera

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

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

Plant care guide for Mini Monstera in Orlando, FL

Orlando, FL

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Growing Mini Monstera in Orlando right now

Light needs for plant Mini Monstera in Orlando, FL

Plant growth potential is currently very high 📈

July 28th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Orlando is currently very high 📈. The plant growth potential in your area is currently at its peak! 🌿

The availability of high quality sunlight…

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Light needs for plant Mini Monstera in Orlando, FL

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 3.6% ☀️

July 28th, 2021

Orlando is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Orlando is expected to decrease by 3.6% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 19.5 megajoules of energy per m2 per …

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Light needs for plant Mini Monstera in Orlando, FL

Daylight will decrease by 0.4 hours 📉

July 28th, 2021

This month, Orlando is getting an average of 11.0 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 2.7% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 13.1 total hours of day…

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Finding light for Mini Monstera in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Mini Monstera: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Mini Monstera 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 during this time of higher sunlight intensity in Orlando, FL ☀️.️

This is a great time to watch your Mini Monstera thrive 🌿!

Nutrients

How to fertilize Mini Monstera

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Mini Monstera: 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 Mini Monstera after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Mini Monstera

Mini Monstera

Mini Monstera


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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