15 Tips to take care of your Monstera Deliciosa Plant Indoors

by Abby Evans
Monstera deliciosa, also known as the split-leaf philodendron or swiss cheese plant is a popular houseplant that is relatively easy to care for. Here are some tips for keeping your Monstera deliciosa healthy:

  1. Place your Monstera deliciosa in a location with bright, indirect light. Avoid direct sunlight, as this can scorch the leaves.

  2. Water your plant regularly, keeping the soil evenly moist but not soggy. Allow the top inch or so of soil to dry out between waterings.

  3. Use a well-draining soil mix, such as a mixture of potting soil and perlite or vermiculite.

  4. Fertilize your Monstera deliciosa with a balanced liquid fertilizer every two to four weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Reduce fertilization during the winter months.

  5. Keep your plant in a location with temperatures between 60-80°F (15-27°C). Avoid placing it in drafty or excessively cold areas.

  6. Provide your Monstera deliciosa with high humidity by placing it in a room with a humidifier or near a humid location, such as a bathroom.

  7. Prune your plant regularly to remove any dead or damaged leaves and to maintain its desired shape.

  8. Avoid overwatering, as this can lead to root rot.

  9. Use a moisture meter to check the moisture level of the soil before watering.

  10. Repot your Monstera deliciosa when the roots have outgrown the current pot, generally every one to two years.

  11. Avoid using pesticides or insecticides on your plant, as these can be harmful to its health.

  12. Wipe the leaves of your Monstera deliciosa with a damp cloth to remove dust and dirt.

  13. Check for pests, such as spider mites, regularly and treat them if necessary.

  14. Prune away any yellowing or browning leaves as soon as you notice them.

  15. Give your Monstera deliciosa plenty of love and attention, as this will help it thrive.

By following these care guidelines, your Monstera deliciosa should be a healthy and attractive indoor plant.

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