Found in many homes, Monstera delisiosa climbs and sends out aerial roots that attach to supports or grow into the ground.
Light: Provide at least moderate light but no direct sunlight.
Water: During active growth water thoroughly, but allow to dry between waterings. Water sparingly in winter.
Humidity: Average indoor humidity levels.
Temperatures: 55º to 60º F at night, 70º to 75º F during the day.
Fertilization: Fertilize all year. More heavily in summer.
Propagation: Take stem cuttings or air-layer at any time.
Grooming: Wash mature leaves. Guide aerial roots into soil or onto a support. Cut tops of tall plants to limit their growth.
Repotting: Repot infrequently.
Problems: Waterlogged soil will cause leaves to weep around edges. Leaves with brown, brittle edges result from dry air. Brown edges and yellowed leaves are a symptom of overwatering or, less frequently, underfeeding. Dropping of lower leaves is normal. Serious leaf drop results from moving the plant or any other abrupt change. Young leaves often have no perforation. Low light may cause small, unperforated leaves to form.