Plant Care Monstera
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Monstera

4.8 out of 5 (720 experiences)

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

Also known as

Swiss Cheese Plant and Swiss Cheese

Taxonomy

Monstera deliciosa
Monstera
Araceae
Alismatales

What other plant parents say

Monstera has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 632
Monstera has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 398
Monstera has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 276
Monstera has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 212
Monstera has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 57
Monstera has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 54
Monstera has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 37
Monstera has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 16
Getplanting avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Monstera named Maria by Getplanting on Greg, the plant care app
05/12/2021

Monstera is such a beautiful plant. I think anyone could care for one as long as you can take some time to talk to it, my old one I never talked to as a test to see if it changes anything, she browne…

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Fort Mill, SC
Rating of the plant Monstera named Monstera Deliciosa by Misfityogimom on Greg, the plant care app
04/23/2021

What’s there not to love? This is my Queen right here. I bought it as a small 6” seedling this past December (2020) & with loads of sun light (& help of a grow light) along with regular waterings, t…

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Sarahsalith avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Monstera named Monstera Deliciosa by Sarahsalith on Greg, the plant care app
04/19/2021

*This monster sits in a chair in an east-facing window. I water it when I think about it or when Greg reminds me.* What is there NOT TO LOVE about this behemoth?! I have shared it with many friends.…

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@Sofiaavello
Pembroke Pines, FL
Rating of the plant Monstera named Denali by Sofiaavello on Greg, the plant care app
05/02/2021

I initially was never interested in owning a Monstera for whatever reason, but one day i was doing a little retail therapy online and decided to order one along with some other plant friends and I wa…

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Plantbased93 avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Monstera named Borsey M. by Plantbased93 on Greg, the plant care app
05/05/2021

Monsteras are wonderful plants, but they rather grow at a slow pace, so don’t expect those big, lushy leaves of social networks unless your Monstera is old enough :) Monstera deliciosa thrives nicely…

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Catertots avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Monstera named Six Beautiful Extremely Ill White Horses by Catertots on Greg, the plant care app
05/29/2021

My mistake was getting a large monstera—it really likes humidity and as such does best being put in a shower for 15 mins or so or out in the yard under a hose when watering. That’s all well and good …

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@Alex
New York, NY
Rating of the plant Monstera named Daphne by Alex on Greg, the plant care app
03/14/2021

This is my first medium-sized monstera. Overall it’s been a good journey. It’s grown quickly, a couple of new leaves a month, when in good light conditions (south-facing window, 3-4 hours of direct m…

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@Sasquatch
Carmel, IN
Rating of the plant Monstera named Monstro’s Babies by Sasquatch on Greg, the plant care app
06/11/2021

Love love love this plant…. Easy to take care of and can be trained to grow up instead of out. It’s a tropical vine and puts out long roots. My dog attacked it once and broke a bunch of branches off,…

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@Gabyloveswa…
Denver, CO
Rating of the plant Monstera named Heart by Gabyloveswater on Greg, the plant care app
04/13/2021

My monstera has given me no problems so far which is interesting-my two pothos plants seem more problematic and high maintenance which I didn’t expect. Monstera leaves are growing quickly with so man…

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@Haavs
Barstow, CA
Rating of the plant Monstera named Swiss by Haavs on Greg, the plant care app
02/23/2021

DO NOT OVERWATER! I got my monstera about three months ago and I overwatered her a bit too much so I got some browning on the leaves! But I let it dry out and cut off the bad leaves by the stem and a…

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How to care for Monstera

Water

How often to water your Monstera

Water needs for Monstera
0.5 cups
every 9

Monstera 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 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.

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Finding light for Monstera in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Monstera: 6ft from a window
6ft or less from
a window

Monstera can tolerate being far from a window and light source.

Place it less than 6 feet from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive đź’Ş.

Select your city to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Monstera in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Monstera

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

Care Summary for Monstera

Monstera

Monstera


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 6ft from a window

Nutrients

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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