Posted 2w ago by @Rainbow

Impatiently waiting on fenestrated leaves ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ˜‚

I grew this monstera from seed about 11 months ago. How long do they typically take to start producing fenestrated leaves? #monstera #plantsmakepeoplehappy #plantmom #fenestration
Last watered 3 weeks ago
Wow thatโ€™s so impressive!! Well done! It certainly looks super healthy and happy. It might just be looking for a little more light.

From what I understand, the fenestrations allow the lower leaves to get ample light. Mine is working off a grow light, and have found it takes longer for the fenestrations to develop. Maybe give it a little more time, itโ€™s clearly enjoying what youโ€™re doing to have come this far!
@Rainbow wow Rainbow from seed!!๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฒ patiences of Job my friend!! all looks very nice but I am thinking a wee bit stronger light maybe ๐Ÿง๐Ÿคจ it really looks happy. My last leaf on my plant unfurled with fenestrated leaves so I cannot tell you why because itโ€™s under a light as well. And I didnโ€™t know they actually do that before unfurling! But I did just repot and I did just add โ€œwe the wildโ€ to it! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ just a thought..
@CourtlyKingfern @HeyNicePlants thank you both! And you're both probably right regarding light. I just started using this grow light 3 weeks ago and got several new and very large leaves on both after several months of sunlight and no new leaves.

I stupidly gave away 2 other monsteras that I started so I'm left with this larger one and a smaller one in the back.

I recently started 24 more seeds lol ๐Ÿ˜†. There's just something about watching them grow from the start that intrigues me.
Hi @rainbow ๐Ÿ‘‹โ˜บ๏ธ wow! I've never tried growing them from seeds (new project for me I think! Lol ๐Ÿ˜‚). But yeah, humidity, good fertliser and LOTS AND LOTS AND LOTS of bright, indirect light is key! ๐Ÿฅฐ Common wisdom is not to let her have direct light, but my big girl LOVES a few hours of late afternoon sun! And she just threw her first FULL FEN! ๐Ÿฅณ My baby Delicosa also just gave me her first little fen I just realized ๐Ÿ’š one very proud plant parent right here! Lol ๐Ÿคฃ give her time, she'll get there ๐Ÿฅฐ xxx
That's amazing grown from seeds I didn't know about this I'd be too scared to try that Well done ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ That said I'm trying to grow a alocasia dragon plant from a corm ๐Ÿฅต๐Ÿคž๐Ÿผ
Love those beautiful heart-shaped leaves!
@JenniB81 my grow tent is currently empty, and I'm tempted to put them both in there for a bit to see what happens until I can get a second grow light for my room. Yours looks AMAZING!

I highly recommend growing from seeds. It's super satisfying lol ๐Ÿ˜† the pic I posted earlier is from last week. I'll go take another in a few!
@Chevysgirl11 why would you be scared?
@plantkillanomo thank you!!
@JenniB81 21 germinating out of 24 seeds isn't bad! I'm excited!
Incase I failed but I've a cutting what's growing roots I'll take a pic later when I'm home ๐Ÿ˜˜
@Chevysgirl11 Failure is part of life. โค๏ธ when you avoid failure you also avoid success!
That's true yes ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ
@Rainbow I just started 6 seeds that had already begun to germinate. Any advice you can give to assure success? This is new for me and Iโ€™m excited to see how things go!!!
@CourtlyKingfern ha! Just saw where you're located! I'm in Lake Monticello!
@Amateurbotany I keep them in a tiny little greenhouse under a grow light. They are in super moist sphagnum moss on a heat mat. You can even toss em in moss in Tupperware and cover with saran wrap until leaves start to emerge. You just want it to be warm and tropical in there.
@Rainbow wow we are basically neighbors.. โค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜
@coffeeNcalathea my biggest secret is staring at them, touching them, and misting them ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ. #plantstalker