Plant Care Window Leaf
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Window Leaf

4.6 out of 5 (122 experiences)

Window Leaf has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Window Leaf has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves

Also known as

Swiss cheese Philodendron and Monstera

Taxonomy

Monstera obliqua
Monstera
Araceae
Alismatales

What other plant parents say

Window Leaf has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 76
Window Leaf has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 65
Window Leaf has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 42
Window Leaf has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 41
Window Leaf has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 20
Window Leaf has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 6
Window Leaf has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 3
Window Leaf has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 2
Catertots avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Window Leaf named Smedium Swiss by Catertots on Greg, the plant care app
07/25/2021

My favorite houseplant so far. Easy to take care of, super fast grower even in less than ideal light conditions, really likes a good thorough regular watering! Beautiful fenestrations too. I recommen…

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Cheryllebarr avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Window Leaf named Lebron by Cheryllebarr on Greg, the plant care app
05/22/2021

I love this plant. It was such a long Lush vine but the leaves were loosing size so I cut it back to the the pot and added a moss pile. Now it’s growing like crazy with huge leaves and tons of fenest…

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@Bbeauties
Castle Rock, CO
Rating of the plant Window Leaf named Einstein by Bbeauties on Greg, the plant care app
06/13/2021

Haven’t had him long, and already have 4 new shoots and 2 new leaves. Love the unique “window” leaves that allow light to permit through to lower leaves!! My large Monstra was on my top 5, now so is …

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@Valerie
Tucson, AZ
Rating of the plant Window Leaf named Cheese by Valerie on Greg, the plant care app
07/26/2021

I have my boy in my bathroom near a west facing window with blinds so he gets diffused light all day long! He’s right next to my shower so the humidity is making him spew out leaves like bullets! He’…

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Dianalynn017 avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Window Leaf named Bridget by Dianalynn017 on Greg, the plant care app
06/09/2021

This grew so fast for me with very little effort in a fairly low-light spot. It’s super pretty and unique looking and I have it climbing a moss pole now — it quickly became one of my favorite plants.

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@Wormbrainz
Limington, ME
Rating of the plant Window Leaf named Swiss Cheese by Wormbrainz on Greg, the plant care app
05/06/2021

I absolutely love this plant! I’ve been able to propagate it easily. I haven’t had it even a year and it’s already tripled in size, so much so it’s climbing up my wall already. Super fast grower!

Xarianax avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Window Leaf named Swiss cheese by Xarianax on Greg, the plant care app
05/23/2021

I absolutely love this plant because it looks like a tiny version of a monstera and takes up way less space than one too! This plant also grows large lush leaves, pretty quickly too!

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@Em
Middlesbrough, England
Rating of the plant Window Leaf named Steve by Em on Greg, the plant care app
06/12/2021

Love my monkey mask monstera !!! Had a rough patch where he was very dehydrated but he survived and now I have two new fantastic leaves !!! Also my cats love him

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@Alysaisabel…
North Andover, MA
Rating of the plant Window Leaf named Phoebe 🌗 by Alysaisabelle on Greg, the plant care app
07/11/2021

Beautiful leaves but leaves will brown easily if they’re touched/hit on anything. Great plant to have, just have to be careful with the leaves! 🌱

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@Plantswithp…
Louisville, KY
Rating of the plant Window Leaf named Kronk by Plantswithpicklez on Greg, the plant care app
02/26/2021

Thud is probably my favorite plant I own. The leaves are uniquely rubbery with crumpled and wrinkled texture and it has had quick new growth

How to care for Window Leaf

Water

How often to water your Window Leaf

Water needs for Window Leaf
0.5 cups
every 9

Window Leaf needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Charlotte, NC.

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 Window Leaf

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.

Plant care guide for Window Leaf in Charlotte, NC

Charlotte, NC

90% High

Growing Window Leaf in Charlotte right now

Light needs for plant Window Leaf in Charlotte, NC

Plant growth potential is currently very high 📈

August 5th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Charlotte is currently very high 📈. The plant growth potential in your area is currently at its peak! 🌿

The availability of high quality sunlig…

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Light needs for plant Window Leaf in Charlotte, NC

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 8.6% ☀️

August 5th, 2021

Charlotte is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Charlotte is expected to decrease by 8.6% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 18.1 megajoules of energy per m2

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Light needs for plant Window Leaf in Charlotte, NC

Daylight will decrease by 0.8 hours 📉

August 6th, 2021

This month, Charlotte is getting an average of 10.9 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 5.7% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 13.2 total hours of d…

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Finding light for Window Leaf in your home

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

Window Leaf can tolerate being far from a window and light source.

Place it less than 6 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth during this time of higher sunlight intensity in Charlotte, NC ☀️.️

Nutrients

How to fertilize Window Leaf

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

When to repot Window Leaf

Nutrient needs for plant Window Leaf in Charlotte, NC

Is this a good time of year to repot? Yes! 🪴

July 31st, 2021

The growing potential in Charlotte is high 📈.

It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot any…

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Care Summary for Window Leaf

Window Leaf

Window Leaf


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 6ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Charlotte, NC, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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