Monsteras have been popular for decades, with their perforated leaves that make them instantly recognisable. Their more mature leaves develop their perforations as a way of allowing rain water to pass down to the base of the plant. The Deliciosa is perhaps the most well known of the Monstera varieties. Standing tall with huge leaves, this plant will need a bit of extra support to grow bigger.
Light: Avoid placing in direct sunlight as it will scorch the leaves. A Monstera will enjoy a brightly lit room, although will not fuss too much if in a moderately lit room.
Watering: Around once a week, although this varies. Ensure the top soil has dried out before watering to prevent root rot.
Soil: Well-draining soil. Ideal potting mixture will be one part perlite/coarse potting sand, one part loam soil.
Temperature: A Monstera will thrive between 18 and 29°C, but can withstand as low as 15°C.
Repotting: Repot every 1-2 years and increase pot size by 2cm.
Plant Care Level: Beginner
*Plant does not come with pot