Monstera Deliciosa Care Tips

Basic Information

NameMonstera Deliciosa
LightBright, Indirect, 150-500 FC
Temperature18-30ºC | 65-85ºF
Humidity> 60%
Soil/Medium30% Peat, 30% Perlite, 20% Orchid Bark, 20% Charcoal
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Dive into the world of Monstera Deliciosa, a low-maintenance tropical beauty for indoor gardening.


Monstera Deliciosa flourishes in bright, indirect sunlight. Direct sun can scorch its leaves, while low light may lead to sparse leaves. The ideal spot mimics its natural habitat, with dappled sunlight like that of the rainforest floor. Remember, more light equals larger, more split leaves.

Tip: A spot with dappled light shining through a sheer curtain is ideal.


Water your Monstera plant when the top few inches of soil are dry (every 1-2 weeks). These plants like their soil to be moist but not waterlogged. Overwatering can lead to root rot, while underwatering causes drooping. Adjust your watering schedule according to the light and temperature.

Tip: Use filtered or rainwater for best results, as tap water may contain harsh chemicals that can accumulate in the soil.


A well-draining potting mix is key for Monstera Deliciosa. Mixing in elements like perlite or lava rocks can enhance soil aeration, providing the perfect moisture retention and drainage balance that these tropical beauties crave.

Tip: Monstera Deliciosa prefers slightly acidic to neutral soil pH. Regularly check and adjust the soil pH if necessary.


Monsteras are happiest in temperatures between 65-85°F (18-30°C). They don’t fare well in temperatures below 60°F (15°C), so keep them away from cold drafts and ensure a stable indoor temperature for optimal growth.


These tropical plants prefer a humid environment to mimic their rainforest origins. Aim for 60% humidity. If your home’s air is dry, consider using a humidifier or misting the plant regularly to keep it healthy.


To ensure the healthy growth of your Monstera plant during the growing season (spring and summer), make sure to feed it with a balanced liquid fertilizer once a month. Opt for a water-soluble fertilizer that has equal amounts of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. During the dormant winter months, it’s best to reduce feeding to promote healthy growth and prevent overfertilization.

Growth Rate

Monstera Deliciosa is known for its rapid growth under ideal conditions. Expect it to reach impressive sizes with proper care, adding a lush, tropical vibe to your space.

Pet Safety

The leaves are toxic if ingested. Keep the plant out of reach of pets and small children.

Grow in Semi-Hydro

  • Alocasia plants excel in Semi-hydroponics (LECA/Pon) due to their natural inclination for root growth and humidity.
  • Successfully transitioning Alocasia to Semi-hydroponics is enhanced with a Nutrient Stagnant Wicking (NSW) setup.
  • Alocasia roots adapt seamlessly to the water in LECA/Pon, with quick resolution of any root hair issues in NSW setups.
  • Fertilizer includes a nutrient mix concentration of approximately 800-1000ppm.
  • These plants are versatile in different temperature and humidity settings, thriving in controlled environments.
  • Long-term care involves maintaining a constant water reservoir and performing occasional system flushes for sustained growth.


  • Rotate the plant regularly for even growth.
  • Clean the leaves to enhance photosynthesis and check for pests.
  • Use stakes or moss sticks to support its climbing nature.
  • Trim any yellow or damaged leaves to keep them looking fresh.
  • Monitor for pests like mealybugs and treat them promptly if needed.

Balance is key for a healthy Monstera Deliciosa. Incorporate these care tips for a stunning tropical paradise in your home!

Happy planting! 🌱

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About the author

I am a devoted plant lover who's mastered the art of growing houseplants in semi-hydroponic setups. Passionate about LECA potting, I enjoy sharing expert tips and insights through this blog to help fellow plant enthusiasts thrive. When not watching my indoor jungle, I am busy experimenting with new, sustainable ways to achieve plant perfection.

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