Plant Care Monstera
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Monstera

4.8 out of 5 (1422 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 1231
Monstera has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 794
Monstera has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 558
Monstera has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 423
Monstera has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 109
Monstera has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 106
Monstera has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 83
Monstera has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 37
Ariel_plant_mom avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Monstera named Monster by Ariel_plant_mom on Greg, the plant care app
07/04/2021

Monstera is a must for your indoor jungle. The large leaves will grow holes and slits as the plant matures. I’ve had this one for 3 years now, and it’s been an up and down journey. Not sure how it wi…

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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, South Carolina
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, Florida
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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Marena avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Monstera named Penelope by Marena on Greg, the plant care app
07/20/2021

I’m new to this plant but I bought it basically half dead and I think I’ve done well with keeping her alive so far and nursing her back to health! She might lose a few leaves that have been turned al…

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@Hexced
Kingman, Arizona
Rating of the plant Monstera named Samael by Hexced on Greg, the plant care app
06/25/2021

Hi! Love this plant to death, but NOT pet friendly at all. It is actually poisonous to humans, cats and dogs. Eating it causes oral pain, oral swelling, excessive drooling, vomiting, and stomach pain…

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Nostalg.iia avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Monstera named Athusia by Nostalg.iia on Greg, the plant care app
06/19/2021

Monstera’s are definitely my favourite plant as they look amazing and are very strong plants. One thing that I have learnt about monsteras, is that if you have your plant in a place with lots of ligh…

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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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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 region 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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