Posted 1M ago by @NimbleRosemoss

Monstera secondary fenestration

My Hugo popped a few leaves last year with secondary fenestrations. Then he stopped. He’s always been in the same location, so it’s not a matter of lighting (S/SE window). What can be some reasons for this? Needs fertilizer? More frequent watering? Whispering sweet nothings to him?
5ft to light, indirect
12” pot with drainage
Last watered 4 weeks ago
Sorry Mo, what you mean by he "stopped"? Lol... Do you mean he's stopped spitting out new leaves completely at the moment? Or have you been getting leaves with less fenestration? πŸ€”(Sorry if that sounds like a silly question! Lol πŸ«£πŸ˜‚ ) x
Not silly at all @JenniB81 ! Leaves are still coming, but the double fenestrations stopped. He just has the β€œslit” fenestrations, and no longer has the secondary β€œholes”.
Ooh... Thats different! πŸ€” Lol

According to my main plant supplier in the UK, although light (& obviously age! Lol) is by far the most important factor to prompting your Monstera leaves to split, watering and fertilisation can have some effect too. If your plant is dehydrated or malnourished then it won’t have the energy to develop fenestrations since it will be in a more dormant state.Β 

You're in Switzerland is that right? If that's the case you should be in a similar season to me (in Scotland) in which case I'd say definitely fertiliser is your friend, as we're now in growing season! πŸ₯° She's an absolute beauty btw!! Even my eldest is is still tiny by comparison (but she's only around 3 yrs old so hasn't got to "secondary fen" stage yet!! Lol πŸ˜‚ I can't wait for her to throw her first full fen! 😍).

But definitely whispering sweet nothings is high on my list of plant care tips too! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
#monsteramob #monstera #everyoneshouldhaveamonsty
Let's not forget monstera are climbing airoids and so if given the opportunity to climb, it will promote bigger fenestrations as that is an adaptation to allow more light to reach lower leaves.

I want to refer you to sydney plant guy on YouTube. You may be surprised by his own monsteras!