How To Care For Your Monstera

 
Monstera is an easy, trouble-free foliage plant indoors and out, but you shouldn't expect it to fruit when grown inside.
 
Place your monstera in a bright location, out of direct sunlight, because they are prone to sunburn. Provide artificial light up to 24 hours a day to encourage blooming.
 
Water your monstera weekly, or whenever the top 1 inch of soil feels dry, and allow it to drain completely. Reduce watering in the winter to prevent water-logging your plant. Provide your monstera with a shot of a general purpose fertiliser every 30 days on average.
 
Pinch and prune monstera vines regularly, because they can easily grow wildly out of control. Pinch off new growing tips with your fingers at the maximum height you're allowing for your monstera and anywhere you'd like to see the vine branch. Prune out excessive growth that's producing few or no leaves and new growth that appears at the outside edges of the plant. Thinning the vines inside the plant will give it room to grow more and larger leaves.
 
Things You Will Need
Cool-toned florescent lighting
Water-soluble, general purpose fertiliser
Bypass pruners
 
Tip
Monstera will benefit from repotting every few years -- if your plant looks slightly wilted despite adequate watering, there may be lots of roots in the pot, preventing the soil from holding onto moisture long enough for the plant to absorb it. Monstera rarely suffer disease or pests, but check it occasionally for common indoor problems like aphids, scale insects and various leaf fungi.
 
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