Plant Care Monstera 'El salvador'

Monstera 'El salvador'

About Monstera 'El salvador'

Monstera 'El salvador' is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in abundant sunlight ☀ and should be less than 3 feet from a window.

Monstera 'El salvador' likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.


Monstera siltepecana 'El Salvador'

How to care for Monstera 'El salvador'


How often to water your Monstera 'El salvador'

Water needs for Monstera 'El salvador'
0.5 cups
every 9

Monstera 'El salvador' 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 'El salvador'

Water 0.5 cups every

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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 'El salvador' in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Monstera 'El salvador': 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Monstera 'El salvador' 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.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Monstera 'El salvador' in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Monstera 'El salvador'

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

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Care Summary for Monstera 'El salvador'

Monstera 'El salvador'

Monstera 'El salvador'

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


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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