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Monstera Care Guide

The Monstera, also known as the Swiss Cheese Plant, is renowned for its unique split leaves and tropical vibes. Native to Central and South America, it's a favorite for interior decoration due to its aesthetics and relatively easy care.

-Preferred: Bright, indirect light. A spot near an east or west-facing window is ideal.
- Avoid: Direct sunlight, as this can burn the leaves.

- Frequency: Water when the top 1-2 inches of soil are dry. This usually means every 1-2 weeks, but it can vary based on your home's humidity and light levels.
- Tip:Use well-draining soil to prevent root rot.

-Ideal: 18°C to 27°C.
-Avoid: Temperatures below 10°C. Keep away from drafts and radiators.

-Preferred: Moderate to high humidity. If your home is dry, consider using a humidifier or placing the plant on a tray of pebbles with water.

-Frequency: Feed every 2-4 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer) with a balanced liquid fertiliser.
-Winter: Reduce feeding to once every 1-2 months.

-Why: To maintain shape, size, and encourage bushier growth.
-When: Spring or early summer.
-How: Use sharp scissors or pruning shears and cut just above a leaf node.

-Frequency: Every 1-2 years, or when the plant becomes root-bound.
-Soil: Use a well-draining potting mix, preferably with a bit of added perlite or sand.

-Method: Stem cuttings. Cut just below a node and let it root in water or soil.

Common Issues
-Yellow leaves: Overwatering or poor drainage.
-Brown leaf edges: Low humidity or under watering.
-Pests: Spider mites, aphids, and scale are the most common. Check regularly and treat as necessary.

Monstera leaves are toxic when ingested. Keep away from pets and children.


Remember, individual plant needs might vary based on the specific environment they're in, so always monitor your Monstera and adjust care as necessary!