Your Monstera can grow just about anywhere in your home! It tolerates low light, but grows faster and becomes more dramatic in a spot with indirect bright light. That said, avoid strong, direct sunlight because it may burn the leaves. If you don’t have a location with ideal lighting for your Monstera, use a grow light.
Water your Monstera when the top 50-75% of the soil is dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot and discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer.
This plant will thrive in almost any environment, but if you want to give it a special treat, gently mist it once a week using a mister. It’s best to mist your Monstera in the morning so the water has plenty of time to evaporate before the evening.
Normal room temperatures between 60-80 degrees F are great for your Monstera. It will not tolerate temperatures under 55 degrees or sudden drops in temperature. Avoid cold drafts and direct airflow from heaters in the winter months.
For best results, feed your plant once a month through the spring and summer with a general-purpose fertilizer for household plants. A little bit of food will go a long way to encourage growth and root health. No fertilizer is necessary during the winter – it’s important to give your Monstera a chance to rest during the cooler time of the year.
Monstera leaves are mildly toxic to pets and humans.
Large leaves can collect dust. If you notice the leaves are dirty or dusty, wipe the leaves with microfiber dusting cloths to keep them clean and healthy. In the wild, Monstera plants like to climb. To encourage your Monstera to climb upwards, you can stake wild offshoots with a dowel or use a moss pole.