4.7 out of 5 (142 experiences)
About Mini Monstera
This vine-like plant is native to Thailand and Malaysia where it grows under the leaves of larger trees in tropical places, protected from direct sun while still receiving lots of bright light ☀️. Often mistaken for a miniature version of Monstera or Philodendron, the Mini Monstera is actually neither and belongs to a totally different genus. These vining plants have aerial roots that help them climb and hold onto branches as they grow. You may have to wait for your plant to mature before their characteristic split-leaves appear! ⏱
Also known as
Monstera Minima, Philodendron 'Ginny', Philodendron 'Piccolo' and Philodendron Minima
How to care for Mini Monstera
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 Tampa, Florida.
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November 30th, 2022
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Tampa is currently low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determining…
November 30th, 2022
Tampa is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Tampa is expected to decrease by 19.1% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.9 megajoules of energy per m2 per day…
November 27th, 2022
This month, Tampa is getting an average of 9.2 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will decrease by 6.9% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.3 total hours of daylig…
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..️
Tampa, Florida currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.
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.
What other plant parents say
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.
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.
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
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.