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Monstera obliqua – Plant

1,899.00 1,699.00

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Quick Overview

Monstera deliciosa is a famous houseplant with its large, glossy green leaves with deep splits and holes.

What makes it special:

  • Low maintenance plant.
  • Plant with large leaves.
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Product Description

This Product Contains

SrNo Item name
1 Monstera obliqua – Plant
2 4 inch (10 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)

About Monstera Obliqua

Monstera features big (2-foot-wide) leaves that look like they have holes or cuts in them, giving rise to two of its other common names: Swiss cheese plant and split-leaf philodendron. While young, this houseplant has a dense, bushy shape, but as it grows, it wants to vine out.

Monstera can be kept bushy with regular pruning, or let it climb up a vertical support (such as fishing line fastened into the ceiling), for a decidedly bold and tropical look.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height 8 inch (24 cm)
Plant Spread 5 inch (13 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Hurricane, Swiss cheese plant, Split-leaf Philodendron
Maximum Reachable Height 9-20 inches
Flower Colour Whitish-green spadix and white spathe
Bloom Time Rarely flowers indoors
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting And Care

Sunlight

  • Keep the plant indoor or outdoor in bright light or direct morning sunlight atleast 3 to 4 hours.
  • Protect the Monstera plant from harsh direct sunlight as it can cause damage to the foliage.

Soil

  • The soil should be well drained and fertile for growing Monstera plant.

Watering

  • Water the plant when the topsoil (2-3 inch) in pot feels dry to touch.
  • Do not ever overwater the plant.
  • Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.

Application of Fertilize

  • During the main growing season (April – August) feed the Monstera plant with organic fertilizer once a month.
  • Loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so it can uptake the nutrients and moisture easily.

Re-potting

  • When a plant outgrows in current pot, re-pot with fresh potting soil and some fertilizer.
  • Do the re-potting late evening and keep the plant in shady area for 2 to 3 days and then move the plant in its suitable climatic condition.

Plant Protection

  • Large leaves can collect dust. If you notice the leaves are dirty or dusty, wipe the leaves with a damp cloth and gently dry to keep them clean and healthy.
  • Remove dead, infected or damaged plant parts and discard them away from the plants.
  • For any insect attack or disease, you can use Neem oil, Eucalyptus oil or Citrus oil spray for primary treatment.

Monstera Obliqua Care

Initial care for 1-2 weeks after receiving plant at your location:

  • Check the moisture in the soil before watering it.
  • Poke your finger into the soil, if dry then apply water.
  • Keep the plant in indirect bright light.
  • Do not re-pot immediately after receiving it.

Key requirements to keep plant healthy:

Sunlight Full Sun
Watering Moderately
Soil Well-drained soil
Temperature 20–30-degree Celsius
Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

Monstera Obliqua Special Feature

Large leaved indoor plant for warm, bright and humid areas.

Monstera Obliqua Uses

Ornamental Use:

  • It makes an excellent container or house plant

Frequently Asked Questions

Why are Monstera plants so expensive?

As most everyone noted, these are slower growing than some other varieties, and also are usually sold in larger sizes, which take longer to grow. The longer the grower has to care for them, the more cost to them, thus the more cost to you.

Do Monstera plants need sunlight?

Yes it requires indirect bright light.

Do Monstera plants like sun?

Monstera plants don’t like direct sunlight

How to support Monstera plant?

You can use a stick to support your monstera plant.

Do Monstera plants like humidity?

Yes, Monstera plants like humidity.

When to water Monstera plant?

water it when the upper layer of the soil feels dry to touch. Check the moisture in the soil before watering it, Poke your finger into the soil, if dry then apply water. Do not overwater the plant.

Do Monstera plants need drainage?

This plant doesn’t like to sit in waterlogged soil, so drainage is important to prevent rot. Check the drainage hole to allow excess water to escape.

How to propagate Monstera plant?

Monstera is more commonly propagated by stem cuttings.

Do Monstera plants need light?

Yes Monstera plant requires indirect bright light.

How to plant Monstera seeds?

Seed from a Monstera is quite easy to get, but it doesn’t have a long shelf life so more commonly it is propagated by stem cuttings.

Can Monstera plants be outside?

Yes you can plant Monstera outdoor, where indirect bright light is available.

Does Monstera plant need sunlight?

Monstera plant requires indirect bright light.

Are Monstera plants easy to care for?

Yes Monstera plants are very easy to care

When to plant Monstera seeds?

Seed from a Monstera is quite easy to get, but it doesn’t have a long shelf life so more commonly it is propagated by stem cuttings.

Do Monstera plants like to be root bound?

Monsteras don’t mind being a little root-bound and only need to be repotted every two years

Do Monstera plants purify air?

Monstera plant, was shown to be one of the most effective for reducing air pollution

Why are Monstera so expensive?

As most everyone noted, these are slower growing than some other varieties, and also are usually sold in larger sizes, which take longer to grow. The longer the grower has to care for them, the more cost to them, thus the more cost to you.

Do Monstera plants flower?

Yes monstera plant flowers

How to repot Monstera plant?

Choose the best time. Early spring is the best time to repot. Your monstera will probably hit a growth spurt during this time, so it should recover from repotting quickly. Pick your new pot. Start by selecting a pot that’s only slightly larger in diameter than your old one, but several inches deeper. You want it deep enough to accommodate a sturdy moss pole, whether your plant already has one or if you plant to add one in the future. To remove your monstera from the pot, turn the pot over and gently coax the plant out. If it doesn’t want to budge, try jiggling the pot a little, but don’t pull on the plant. Whatever you do, don’t try pulling it straight out of the pot! That’s a good way to break roots, stems, and leaves. If your monstera is very large, you might want to recruit a friend (or even two) to help you. For large plants, it works best if one person holds the pot while the other supports the roots as they come out. If necessary, a third person can support the top part of the plant during the procedure. water until water comes out into the drainage holes.

Can Monstera go outside?

Yes Monstera can grow outside where indirect bright light is available.

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