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How to Care for a Monstera Deliciosa Plant

Monsteras Deliciosa is a very recognizable plant with big and beautiful leaves This is a low-maintenance plant that is great for any level plant owner - even beginners. In this guide, we will show you how to care for a Monstera Deliciosa plant.


Monsteras are tropical plants - they enjoy moist soil. Water your Monstera Deliciosa as soon as the top of the soil is dry. Use your finger to see if the top 2 inches, or 5 centimeters, of sol is dry. If so, it's time to water your plant. Avoid letting the soil become too as the plant's leaves will droop. If you see droopy leaves, its time to water. Another sign that your plant is dry is brown and crispy edges on the leaves.

If you water the Monstera Deliciosa too much or too often, its leaves will turn yellow.

Pay attention to the leaves. The Monstera Deliciosa will tell you when something is wrong. Its what makes this a perfect plant for beginning plant owners.


Monstera Deliciosa loves humidity. They thrive in highly humid places . It is a great idea to mist your Monstera occasionally. A humidifier in your house be of help for your Monstera. If you live in a very dry climate, or if your house becomes dry in the winter, getting a humidifier. This will help your Monstera, and many other plants, thrive.

This plant loves warmer temperatures. The ideal temperature for a Monstera is between 70 and 90℉, or 21-32℃. Avoid letting your Monstera sit in temperatures below 60℉ or 15℃ for too long.

Avoid placing your Monstera Deliciosa too close to a cold draft. Monsteras are sensitive when it comes to cold temperatures and sudden temperature drops may shock the plant - and this could lead to killing the plant.


The Monstera prefers bright, indirect sunlight. This is a tropical plant. In nature, it grows under large trees in very sunny areas, so this plant loves bright, indirect sunlight. Avoid too much direct sunlight in the summer as this will cause burn marks on its leaves. The Monstera can tolerate low light but this will make slow its growth. If you keep the Monstera in an area that's too dark, its leaves will turn yellow. If you see yellow leaves, it's a sign that you should move the plant to a better-lit environment.

With these few tips, you will know how to care for Monstera Deliciosa plant. As your plant grows and prospers, you can expect to propagate it and enjoy its offspring.

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