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The ultimate guide for Monstera plant care

Monstera

Monsteras are very popular houseplants and amazing plants for beginning plant owners. They're easy to care for and won't die quickly, even though it's a tropical plant. In this ultimate guide, we'll go over topics like watering needs, light requirements, fertilizer, soil, and even how to grow it in Leca.

To give you the best chance to take care of this plant, we've broken down the caring process into a few different steps. These steps are designed to provide you with the most in-depth information to teach you everything you need to know about caring for your plant.

  1. How to use a Moss pole for your houseplants
  2. How to care for a Monstera
  3. How to grow a Monstera in Leca

In this ultimate guide to taking care of a Monstera, we've split the entire process into smaller chunks, so you don't get overwhelmed with information. Each of these guides can be used separately and will become useful in different stages of your caring process.

Summary of Monstera care

Find out what the Monstera prefers when it comes to its plant care. These are the most important parts of taking care of the Monstera!

Watering your Monstera

The Monstera likes to be watered occasionally, but also needs to soil to dry out slightly. Water when the top of the soil has dried out.

Sunlight for your Monstera

The Monstera does best in a spot where it gets bright, indirect sunlight. This spot is always bright but never gets direct sunlight.

Fertilizing your Monstera

The Monstera should be fertilizing once at the beginning of spring and once at the beginning of the summer for optimal growth.

Soil for your Monstera

The Monstera likes to be watered when the top of the soil is dry, so use a soil mix that drains excess moisture quickly and holds onto some moisture for a few days.

Temperature for the Monstera

The Monstera prefers a spot that consistently stays between 18 - 29°C (64 - 84°F).

Propagating the Monstera

To propagate the Monstera, you can take cuttings from the parent plant. Often, you cut part of the stem of the Monstera and plant that in moist soil.

Repotting the Monstera

You should repot your Monstera once every 1 year(s). This helps your Monstera to stay healthy for many years.

Difficulty of Monstera plant care

The Monstera is easy to take care of and great for beginners.

1. How to use a Moss pole for your houseplants

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How to use a Moss pole for your houseplants

Moss poles are a great way to teach your plants how and where to grow. In this plant care guide, we're going to look at how you can use a moss pole for your climbing plants. A moss pole might seem intimidating at first, but once you've used it for the first time, it's really nice and easy to use.

Read "How to use a Moss pole for your houseplants"

2. How to care for a Monstera

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How to care for a Monstera

Monsteras are very recognizable plants with big and beautiful leaves. They can be tough to take care of if you live in a colder climate, but even then, you can be successful with these plants. In this guide, we'll go over everything you need to know to help these plants thrive.

Read "How to care for a Monstera"

3. How to grow a Monstera in Leca

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How to grow a Monstera in Leca

In this guide, we'll go over the process of converting a Monstera Deliciosa planted in soil to planting it in Leca. This process is very similar for any Monstera, so if you don't have a Monstera Deliciosa you can still follow along with the steps.

Read "How to grow a Monstera in Leca"

Frequently asked questions

How should you water the Monstera?
The Monstera likes to be watered occasionally, but also needs to soil to dry out slightly. Water when the top of the soil has dried out.
How much sunlight does the Monstera need?
The Monstera does best in a spot where it gets bright, indirect sunlight. This spot is always bright but never gets direct sunlight.
How much fertilizer does the Monstera need?
The Monstera should be fertilizing once at the beginning of spring and once at the beginning of the summer for optimal growth.
What is the best soil for the Monstera?
The Monstera likes to be watered when the top of the soil is dry, so use a soil mix that drains excess moisture quickly and holds onto some moisture for a few days.
What is the ideal temperature for the Monstera?
The Monstera prefers a spot that consistently stays between 18 - 29°C (64 - 84°F).
How do you propagate the Monstera?
To propagate the Monstera, you can take cuttings from the parent plant. Often, you cut part of the stem of the Monstera and plant that in moist soil.
How often should you repot the Monstera?
You should repot your Monstera once every 1 year(s). This helps your Monstera to stay healthy for many years.
Is the Monstera easy to take care of?
The Monstera is easy to take care of and great for beginners.

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