Kiersten lives in New Orleans, LA and graduated with her masters degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Tulane University in 2019.
She has conducted or assisted on research studies covering trees such as the bald cypress, swamp maple, and water tupelo, as well as important marsh grasses including Juncus, Spartina, and Phragmites.
Kiersten is a certified Louisiana Master Naturalist and regularly volunteers with local community gardens and nonprofits to help restore critical ecosystems along the Gulf Coast.
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About Window Leaf
This species of Monstera is relatively rare in cultivation and is known for its enormous fenestrations 🪟. The holes in Monstera leaves let water drip close to the roots, and they absorb the scattered beams of sunlight that make it down through the forest canopy. Cuttings of this sought-after plant have sold for over $20,000 and and there have even been instances of cuttings being stolen from botanic gardens and institutions .
Also known as
Swiss Cheese Philodendron
How to care for Window Leaf
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 San Francisco, California.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
February 4th, 2023
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in San Francisco is currently low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in det…
February 4th, 2023
San Francisco is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in San Francisco is expected to increase by 37.6% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 11.6 megajoules of ene…
February 2nd, 2023
This month, San Francisco is getting an average of 8.3 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will increase by 10.9% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.6 total hours …
Window Leaf may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.
Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in San Francisco, California ⛅.
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.
What other plant parents say
This guy is super fun to watch grow. He puts out new leaves constantly. It’s a very decorative plant and you can twirl the vines up pipes and bookcases. He thrives in my west facing window. He gets about 1-3 hours of direct sunlight/day when the sun is setting.
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