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Monstera

Classification: Foliage House plant

House Plant Group: Climbers and trailers plant

Character: Perforated and deeply cut leaves

Safe for pets? No

Varieties:

  • Monstera deliciosa (Philodendron pertusum – Swiss cheese plant, splitleaf philodendron)
  • Monstera deliciosa variegata

Plant Care:

Plant issues:

  • Leaves weeping at edges: Drainage issues
  • Rotting stems: Drainage issues and low temperature
  • Yellowing leaves: Overwatering or/and under-fertilizing
  • Yellowing of lower leaves and brown spots: Underwatering
  • Pale leaves with straw-coloured patches: Too much sunlight
  • Loss of lower leaves: Normal
  • Leaves turn brown and dry before falling: Too warm
  • Leggy growth, small pale leaves: Too little light
  • Brown spots on underside of leaves: Spider mites
  • Leaves with brown, papery tips and edges: Low humidity, overwatering or/and waterlogging
  • No holes in leaves: No enough light, underwatering or/and under-fertilizing

Pests: