If you are a real plant lover, then you probably know this Insta-worthy plant. The Monstera (Deliciosa). Or as we also call her, the Hole plant.
Originally the Monstera comes from the rainforests of Central and South America. Although the Monstera also has a rich history is tropical Asian countries.
The nice thing about the Monstera is that it is a real climbing plant. Buy a moss stick, place it in the middle of the plant and you’ll see that it does her good.
Taking care of the Monstera
The Monstera is a very easy houseplant. Whether the plant has a habitat with partial shade or with a lot of sunshine. It doesn’t matter much to her. The plant is not a fan of direct sunlight, but otherwise she likes everything else.
Water the plant once a week. In the summer you can scale up the watering to 2x a week.
We also think it is wise to give a splash of plant food twice a month from spring until the end of summer.
Propagating the Monstera
If you are a beginner when it comes to cuttings, the Monstera is a good start. The plant grows aerial roots. Ideal when it comes to cuttings!
Cut a cutting of the Monstera at an angle under the air root. This cutting can be put in a vase with water. After about 3 weeks the aerial root will have grown to about 25 centimetres. When the root has reached 25 centimetres you can repot the cutting. Away with that water, and time for a nice flowerpot with fresh potting soil. Within no-time the Monstera cuttings will grow into a real houseplant.