Monsteras are very popular houseplants right now, and it’s easy to see why! These stunning plants can make a real statement in any indoor space. If you’re thinking about getting a Monstera of your own, or if you already have one, read on for everything you need to know about care and propagation. With just a little bit of effort, you’ll have a healthy Monstera that will thrive for years to come!
How to take care of your Monstera.
My Monstera gets new soil.
Why does the leaves turn yellow?
Why does it drip from the leaves?
If you have a Monstera plant, then you know that they can get quite large. Eventually, your Monstera will need to be repotted into a larger container. In this blog post, we will walk you through the steps of how to do that safely and successfully. We will also show you how to take cuttings from your Monstera so that you can propagate new plants!
How to take care of your Monstera.
Monsteras are gorgeous, easy-to-care-for houseplants that can make a big statement in any indoor space. Though they can grow quite large, they are relatively low maintenance as far as houseplants go. Monsteras do well in bright, indirect light and should be allowed to dry out slightly between watering.
Why does the leaves turn yellow and why does it drip from the leaves?
If you see the leaves starting to yellow or drip water, that might be a sign that you are watering your Monstera too much. But also the big leaves take up humidity in the room, so in the morning you can se allot of drops hanging from the leaves. This is normal, the plant is just taking up the humidity in the room. If you see leaves yellowing or wilting, be sure to check the soil before watering as it may be time to repot into fresh soil.
Propagate your Monstera
Monsteras are typically propagated by taking cuttings from an existing plant, but they can also be grown from seed. If you want to propagate your Monstera by taking cuttings, wait until the plant is actively growing in the spring or summer. Cut a stem that has at least two leaves on it, and make sure to cut just below a node (the point on the stem where leaves grow).
Cuttings are a great way to propagate Monsteras.
One way is to pot the cutting in well-draining soil and keep it moist until new growth appears. But my best option is to put the stem in a clear glass vase with water. Change the water every few days and wait for new roots to form. In a few weeks you will se some new roots come out from the stem. I usually do it like this. When you se some nice new roots you can put your new Baby Monstera in a pot with soil. Keep the soil moist in the beginning but don’t water to much.
Repot your Monstera
If you are repotting your Monstera, choose a pot that is only one size larger than the current pot. Monsteras prefer to be slightly pot-bound, so you don’t want to go too big with the new pot. Gently remove your Monstera from its current pot and check the roots. If they are tightly bound or circling the root ball, loosen them up a bit before replanting. Be sure to use a well-draining potting mix and water your Monstera thoroughly after repotting.
My Monstera gets new soil
Monsteras are relatively forgiving when it comes to the type of soil they grow in, but they do prefer a well-draining potting mix. You can use a standard potting mix or make your own by mixing equal parts perlite, peat moss, and sand.
When to repot your Monstera
Repotting is typically only necessary every one to two years, depending on the size of your plant and the size of the pot. If you notice that your Monstera is outgrowing its current pot or that the roots are beginning to circle the root ball, it’s time for a new pot!
The best time to repot your Monstera is in early spring before new growth appears. This will give your plant time to adjust to its new pot and soil before the growing season begins.
Different types of Monstera
Monstera adansonii – Also known as the Swiss cheese plant, this is a smaller variety of Monstera that only gets to be about three feet tall. It has oval-shaped leaves with deep splits and holes.
Monstera deliciosa – This is the most common type of Monstera and the one most often seen for sale in stores. It can grow to be quite large, with leaves that can get up to two feet long!
Monstera obliqua – A rarer variety of Monstera, this one is native to Colombia. It has narrow, oblong-shaped leaves with small holes throughout. No matter what type of Monstera you have, they are all relatively easy to care for and make a beautiful addition to any indoor space!
– This is a Monstera that has leaves with yellow and green stripes. It is a bit more difficult to care for than other Monsteras, but it is definitely worth it for the beautiful foliage!
How to get bigger leaves on your Monstera
Monsteras are known for their large, beautiful leaves, but sometimes you may notice that your plant’s leaves are smaller than they should be. This could be due to a number of factors, including too much or too little water, poor drainage, or insufficient nutrients. If you want to get bigger leaves on your Monstera, make sure you are watering it regularly and fertilizing it with a balanced fertilizer during the growing season. You can also try moving your plant to a brighter location, as Monsteras need bright indirect light to thrive. With a little patience and care, you should start to see bigger leaves on your Monstera in no time!
How often should I water my Monstera?
Watering is probably the most important part of Monstera care. These plants like to have their soil evenly moist, but not soggy. Water your Monstera about once a week, or when the top inch or two of soil is dry. Be sure to check the drainage of your pot before watering, as Monsteras will not tolerate sitting in wet soil. If you notice that the leaves of your plant are drooping, that is an indication that it needs water.
I hope you enjoyed this blog post on repotting and cutting a Monstera. If you have any questions or tips of your own, please leave them in the comments below!