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Posted 1M ago by @Zestfest

Monstera support help!!

I’ve had this monstera for almost a month now and when I first got it I gave it some support with a stick ( pretty fancy right?). Some of the nodes where becoming loose from the plant ties I was using so I decided to take it out and rearrange where the nodes where and I re did it. Even after this I still feel that it’s so wild and some parts of it aren’t being supported despite my best efforts. What should I do’s I do? #HappyPlants #PlantsMakePeopleHappy #PlantAddict #PlantTherapy #Monstera #MonsteraMob #PLANTMAFIA #help #planthelp
0ft to light, direct
6” pot with drainage
Last watered 4 days ago
I'm not a plant expert but I think it looks good!!
I put 3 moss poles in my monstera pot and it helped.
I’m not an expert but I think your plant ties need to be higher up
For mine, I have one moss pole and I used string to tie around the plant stem to the pole in an upright position where I wanted it.
I like your self watering planter btw, I have the same one. I should put my monstera in it. But your plant looks happy. If you want more support I would put in a slightly larger pole and tie some of the more crazy leaves a little higher up, to get the upward growth started. You may need a bigger pot to achieve this. Sometimes the pole takes up too much space or if you need to archer the pole in the bottom of the pot with rocks or something that takes up space too.
@Zestfest Hi Micha, @NoblePondapple Tonya has the right idea. Using a moss pole is highly recommended
Hi! What beautiful monstera! When selecting a supporting pole, you want to make sure that the pole is supporting the back of the plant. This is where the aerial roots will grow. A lot of people find that moss poles are useful because the roots will naturally go to where they perceive nutrients and water, but you can use a stick or a plank and just make sure you redirect the aerial roots to grow on it and then downwards to the soil. A lot of monstera deliciosa that are in nurseries come with multiple plants in one pot, and each plant may not face in the same way. This is why some plant parents have multiple support poles in a pot. Personally, when I repotted my monteras, I separated each plant out. This is a really good youtube video that shows how to determine where the back of a monstera is. https://youtu.be/tYQfZtD1Csc?si=m4zgtnxdHeFsFpyv
I support mines up with a wire trellis I got from dollar tree that I bent and tied at points where the plant touches it it’s been helping with support and I hope this gives you an idea and yours looks like it has good support but maybe just one more stick for the rest of it
Yeah… that’s multiple monsteras and moss poles are great because they’ll feel at home (where they’re from in nature). Wild is great, she’s happy to be with you. The stick idea was great btw… it gave it a I’m in nature feel for the plant hence getting wilder lol
Oops… you’re doing great! Keep up the good work. I was mesmerized by her beauty. Forgot to say what I was thinking lol