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Posted on May 31st, 2020 08:00 AM
Growing and caring for your monstera

Have you heard of Monstera? If all you see is giant leaves from the dinosaur era all over Pinterest, Instagram or in the magazines, we can bet it's the Monstera or the commonly called Swiss Cheese Plant. It sounds a little scary but it’s actually a beautiful plant that proves as a wonderful and versatile piece of home decor.

Those gigantic perforated leaves are native to Central America, but they have been making loads of splash all over the world since 2018 until now, and we suggest it's worth the hype. You should totally get it for your indoor garden. It would look great in a corner of a room where it provides height.


The best part is that they can fill vacant spaces and they grow really huge. It is much better than spending money on furniture. Not to mention, it’s also fairly easy to grow. No wonder why it’s trending among plant people around the world.

How to use Monstera in Interiors ? 

Monstera pairs well with other plants. You can use it as the main prop in the living room. Cut the leaves and place them in water to create a lovely display that can compete with any floral arrangement! The grouping makes a stunning centrepiece worthy of any table!

How to care for Monstera ?

The split-leaf philodendron enjoys bright, indirect light but can grow just about anywhere in your home. Avoid direct light if you can, because the sun can burn the tips of its leaves. So if you notice this happening, move the plant out of the direct light. Monsteras enjoy a bit of humidity since they’re tropical, so India’s location is perfect

The plant is also a great choice because it doesn’t have any finicky watering requirements. When the soil is dry to a depth of one-inch (in other words, stick your finger in the soil and the top inch should be dry), water directly into the pot and avoid getting water on the leaves.

Monstera originates from tropical jungles and they need humidity. The best places to keep them in their natural habitat are warm and humid bathrooms, and kitchens. Or, you can mist your plant frequently or set it on a humidity tray. If you have a humidifier, it’s a great thing to keep it near the plant. 

How Often should you fertilise ? 

In general, house plants thrive when they are fertilised from summer to winter once a month with organic houseplant fertiliser.

Hey y’all! I hope this inspired you all to buy some trending Monsteras and glam up your house with those huge leaves and make yourself feel in a Pinterest worthy house !


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