Plant Care Window Leaf

Window Leaf

Reviewed by: Kiersten Rankel | Last Updated: 11/05/2021

4.7 out of 5 (189 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

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 Tallahassee, Florida.

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

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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 Tallahassee, Florida

Tallahassee, Florida

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Growing Window Leaf in Tallahassee right now

Light needs for plant Window Leaf in Tallahassee, Florida

Plant growth potential is currently medium 👌

January 24th, 2022

Sunlight energy as measured by “net radiation” in Tallahassee is currently medium 👌.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in deter…

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Light needs for plant Window Leaf in Tallahassee, Florida

Sunlight will increase by 20.9% ☀️

January 25th, 2022

Tallahassee is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Tallahassee is expected to increase by 20.9% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 11.5 megajoules of energy …

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Light needs for plant Window Leaf in Tallahassee, Florida

Daylight will increase by 0.6 hours 📈

January 25th, 2022

This month, Tallahassee is getting an average of 7.4 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 6.1% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.8 total hours of …

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Finding light for Window Leaf in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Window Leaf: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

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 Tallahassee, Florida ⛅.

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.

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Care Summary for Window Leaf

Window Leaf

Window Leaf


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

What other plant parents say

Window Leaf has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 114
Window Leaf has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 101
Window Leaf has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 71
Window Leaf has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 60
Window Leaf has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 25
Window Leaf has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 13
Window Leaf has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 5
Window Leaf has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 2
Silkysandrose avatar
@Silkysandrose
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 112 XP
globe Tipp City, Ohio
01/11/2022

very dramatic as most monsteras are

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Greenvy avatar
@Greenvy
leaf-1 15 Plants
xp 391 XP
globe Decatur, Georgia
01/09/2022

Very fast growing plant and wildly easy to care for. Everyone compliments it and remark on the “holes” in the leaves.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Survivor Survivor
Urbanebibi avatar
@Urbanebibi
leaf-1 14 Plants
xp 179 XP
globe Pittsboro, North Carolina
01/06/2022

My first monstera

Somehomevideos avatar
@Somehomevideos
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 114 XP
globe Tempe, Arizona
12/17/2021

my swiss cheese looks rough right now but she’s been through a lot. the plant shows obvious signs of what it’s lacking before it’s too late in my experience so it’s easy to get it back on track.

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Plantitas avatar
@Plantitas
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 142 XP
globe Pasay, Metro Manila
11/17/2021

Love her

Fast grower Fast grower
Ajoffortwaynein avatar
@Ajoffortwaynein
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 151 XP
globe Fort Wayne, Indiana
11/02/2021

So vibrant and ever-changing!

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Rinnyk avatar
@Rinnyk
leaf-1 26 Plants
xp 866 XP
globe Round Hill, Virginia
10/19/2021

Love my monstera adsonaii. Found this at Home Depot, it was struggling and looked sad. But a little love, good light, fertilizer and she’s just come alive.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Plant parent avatar
@Plant parent
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 43 XP
globe Nashua, New Hampshire
10/01/2021

INDIRECT light. This baby won’t be happy when it gets direct harsh light. It’ll burn, fast.

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Fast grower Fast grower
Tatianamoss avatar
@Tatianamoss
leaf-1 52 Plants
xp 4,265 XP
globe Denver, Colorado
09/19/2021

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.

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Rosetintedcheeks avatar
@Rosetintedcheeks
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 80 XP
09/11/2021

Needs to have a warmer environment I believe and needs to have some sort of light sometimes weather that be sunlight or a growth light!

Survivor Survivor
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Fast grower Fast grower
Tariqcannings avatar
@Tariqcannings
leaf-1 16 Plants
xp 513 XP
09/10/2021

I’ve had this about two weeks and I’ve already almost killed it lol , you have to be careful with watering as it’s very sensitive find the right balance and not too much sun light !!

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Mintybobcat avatar
@Mintybobcat
leaf-1 20 Plants
xp 636 XP
09/04/2021

Be careful not to overwater believing it’s dying- (that’s what I did.) Such a beautiful plant 👍

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Kirbybeach avatar
@Kirbybeach
leaf-1 15 Plants
xp 528 XP
08/29/2021

Grows well in bathrooms although mine has grown so long I’ve brought it into the lounge to drape around bookcase.

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
Claire avatar
@Claire
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 67 XP
08/19/2021

I adore this guy!!! Adorable, relatively easy to take care of and I can hang him out of the reach of my little cats!! 11/10

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Fast grower Fast grower
Mcgriddlepants avatar
@Mcgriddlepants
leaf-1 120 Plants
xp 7,765 XP
08/17/2021

Love these window leaves. I’ve propagated my plant over six times. Love to share this with friends too. Really wants to climb though. Make sure she’s got a moss pole at some point to keep her leaves large and thriving

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Lily164 avatar
@Lily164
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 94 XP
08/13/2021

A window leaf is a great plant to have! It’s very beautiful and grows quickly. It climbs up stuff and is easy to maintain. It is also aesthetically pleasing to look at.

Owenwist avatar
@Owenwist
leaf-1 29 Plants
xp 684 XP
globe Deposit, New York
08/11/2021

Beautiful easy to take care of

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Montanarose avatar
@Montanarose
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 87 XP
globe East Brisbane, Queensland
08/01/2021

Super low maintenance and perfect for a room that doesn’t get too much light

Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Hattieholmes avatar
@Hattieholmes
leaf-1 11 Plants
xp 290 XP
07/30/2021

My first and favourite plant

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Aur0ra avatar
@Aur0ra
leaf-1 36 Plants
xp 1,365 XP
07/27/2021

bit of a drama queen but that’s ok because she’s pretty

Fast grower Fast grower

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