This stylish and iconic plant from the art deco era has made a comeback in a big way and is more popular than ever. Though extremely beautiful, it can be picky and quickly expresses any neglect it might encounter. Here are the most common challenges and how to keep your Monstera happy, healthy, and beautiful.
Yellow leaves, weeping edges, slimy patches - these are signs of overwatering and potential root rot. Feel deep into the soil every few days and allow the roots to dry completely before your next watering.
Brown spots, papery edges, black patches - signs of too much light, being too cold, or too dry. Monsteras *love* misting. They originate from warm, tropical areas. The more you can re-create this vibe, the more your plant will thank you!
No splits - your plant is either too young, or not getting enough light. Patience and bright light is key here. During the spring and summer growing season, use fertilizer to give your plants extra nutrition that will boost their growth.