Plant Care Mini Monstera

Mini Monstera

4.8 out of 5 (130 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

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 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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

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Plant care guide for Mini Monstera in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Growing Mini Monstera in Pittsburgh right now

Light needs for plant Mini Monstera in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

January 16th, 2022

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Pittsburgh is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determ…

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Light needs for plant Mini Monstera in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Sunlight will increase by 20% ☀️

January 15th, 2022

Pittsburgh is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Pittsburgh is expected to increase by 20% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 7.3 megajoules of energy per m…

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Light needs for plant Mini Monstera in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Daylight will increase by 0.5 hours 📈

January 13th, 2022

This month, Pittsburgh is getting an average of 5.8 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 5.3% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.8 total hours of da…

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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 keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania ⛅.

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.

When to repot Mini Monstera

Nutrient needs for plant Mini Monstera in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

January 14th, 2022

The growing potential in Pittsburgh is very low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best …

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

What other plant parents say

Mini Monstera has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 97
Mini Monstera has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 69
Mini Monstera has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 49
Mini Monstera has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 42
Mini Monstera has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 16
Mini Monstera has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 5
Mini Monstera has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 4
Mini Monstera has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 3
Boozybillsbabe avatar
@Boozybillsbabe
leaf-1 71 Plants
xp 4,001 XP
globe Baltimore, Maryland
01/14/2022

Grows so fast! Plus I love a climbing plant. Enjoys humidity and consistent watering.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Jcajr avatar
@Jcajr
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 142 XP
globe Miami, Florida
12/29/2021

Perfect if you want the nice leaf slits from an early leaf stage, unlike the regular Monstera where leaf development has to be at a more mature and advanced stage to start showing the slits/cuts in a leaf.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Mossycabbages avatar
@Mossycabbages
leaf-1 55 Plants
xp 1,471 XP
12/28/2021

This plant grows insanely fast. I definitely recommend making sure you have space for it to get large because it will and quickly. Mine has put out four new leaves in the last month or so and is loving the pole I gave it. I keep mine in ~65% humidity under grow lights with spagnum moss about an inch deep covering the soil to help with humidity.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Smarti avatar
@Smarti
leaf-1 28 Plants
xp 587 XP
globe Susanville, California
12/03/2021

It is a robust plant that can be saved if the worst of conditions

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Megan avatar
@Megan
leaf-1 129 Plants
xp 11,044 XP
globe Washington, District of Columbia
11/24/2021

In my experience these (which are not actually monsteras at all) take awhile to start growing and then they have a burst of growth all at once. Personally, I’m obsessed.

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Ella lillian avatar
@Ella lillian
leaf-1 10 Plants
xp 225 XP
globe Melbourne, Victoria
11/19/2021

She climbs and climbs FAST, needs a pole or stake to stay up otherwise it’ll lean and it’s harder to straighten her up after that
Otherwise a super resilient baby

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Survivor Survivor
Linda avatar
@Linda
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 65 XP
globe Lawrenceburg, Indiana
11/04/2021

I love this plant!

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Megan avatar
@Megan
leaf-1 129 Plants
xp 11,044 XP
globe Washington, District of Columbia
10/21/2021

Grows very fast!

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Pikarawr avatar
@Pikarawr
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 241 XP
09/04/2021

Pretty fast grower! Sprouts a new leaf at least once every week

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Shannonelliott avatar
@Shannonelliott
leaf-1 15 Plants
xp 581 XP
globe Austin, Texas
09/03/2021

loveee this plant !!! new fav

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Fast grower Fast grower
Donna avatar
@Donna
leaf-1 30 Plants
xp 1,158 XP
globe Pennsauken Township, New Jersey
08/19/2021

This is a lovely plant and a very quick grower (I swear it adds a leaf nearly every day) I’ve had this plant for about a month and just repotted it yesterday. This is a plant that manages YOU if you don’t try to manage it. I found it had fungus gnats but using neem oil and aquarium gravel to top dress the soil to inhibit the gnats.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Pest magnet Pest magnet
Plantobsessed avatar
@Plantobsessed
leaf-1 169 Plants
xp 2,866 XP
globe Morgantown, Pennsylvania
08/16/2021

Love this plant! This is my second one. They grow quickly and climb beautifully!

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Malekahussein avatar
@Malekahussein
leaf-1 25 Plants
xp 818 XP
08/12/2021

This plant grows like a weed ! Absolutely beautiful climbing plant that will amaze you with every new leaf it puts out. It can put up with a few missed waterings and really is just always pushing out new growth. Definitely a great beginner plant !

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Tariqcannings avatar
@Tariqcannings
leaf-1 14 Plants
xp 493 XP
08/08/2021

Bought her half dead , took her home and gave her sunlight throughout the day daily she got a lot stronger then a couple of months later she let out her first curled leaf she started off with 7 leaves and in about 3 weeks she’s now got 20 and each one a different shape and size and some new huge leaves !! I love her but damn she’s grows fast I literally am starting to run out of room lmao but by far my best plant

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Niamarie33 avatar
@Niamarie33
leaf-1 18 Plants
xp 453 XP
globe Lincoln, Nebraska
08/08/2021

I love this plant but it also has attracted so many gnats in my apartment that I just can’t get rid of and it seems to go on and on forever. I repotted and terra-cotta which helped a little bit but it’s still a super pest magnet.

Pest magnet Pest magnet
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Curran avatar
@Curran
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 79 XP
08/07/2021

Grows very fast. I was also able to force bushier growth by propagating the end of the branch when it got too long.

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Proudplantparent avatar
@Proudplantparent
leaf-1 13 Plants
xp 499 XP
08/06/2021

I can’t keep this plant alive for the life of me 🥲

Pest magnet Pest magnet
Browns easily Browns easily
Lormy321 avatar
@Lormy321
leaf-1 13 Plants
xp 523 XP
globe Växjö, Kronoberg County
08/04/2021

Its a very easy growing plant that Will put out new leaves all the time! supereasy to propagate to, but make sure it gets enough light or the new leafs Will be reaching alot for sunlight

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Bexplants avatar
@Bexplants
leaf-1 127 Plants
xp 2,936 XP
07/28/2021

It likes to climb up a support. It grows super fast and does ok in lower light settings.

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Beastlyblake25 avatar
@Beastlyblake25
leaf-1 44 Plants
xp 1,740 XP
globe Logan, Utah
07/26/2021

So cute!

Fast grower Fast grower

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