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Monstera Minima on Trellis

Monstera Minima on Trellis

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Monstera Minima: The Compact Climber with Big Style

The Monstera Minima, also known as Rhaphidophora Tetrasperma, Philodendron Ginny, or Mini Monstera, might have a deceiving name. While it belongs to the same Araceae family as the iconic Monstera Deliciosa (Swiss Cheese Plant), it's a much smaller and more manageable climber.

This charming plant is ideal for those who love the Monstera look but lack the space for its giant relative.

Plant Height: 60cm

Pot Width: 19cm

Here's what makes the Monstera Minima a great houseplant choice:

  • Compact size: Unlike its sprawling cousin, the Monstera Minima typically grows to around 3-5 feet tall, making it perfect for apartments, shelves, or smaller rooms.
  • Beautiful foliage: Minima boasts glossy, heart-shaped leaves with occasional splits or perforations, mimicking the Swiss cheese pattern of its larger counterpart.
  • Easy care: This low-maintenance plant thrives with moderate watering and bright, indirect sunlight. It's forgiving of neglect and tolerates average household humidity levels.
  • Climbing habit: The Monstera Minima is a natural climber. You can train it to grow upwards using a moss pole or trellis for a vertical accent, or let it cascade elegantly from a hanging basket.
  • Fast grower: This quick-growing vine will reward you with new leaves popping out regularly, filling your space with lush greenery.

Taking Care of Your Monstera Minima:

  • Light: Bright, indirect sunlight is ideal. Avoid harsh, direct sun which can scorch the leaves. It can tolerate lower light conditions but may grow slower and produce fewer splits in its leaves.
  • Water: Allow the top inch of soil to dry out before watering thoroughly. Avoid overwatering, as this can lead to root rot.
  • Humidity: Adapts to average household humidity levels, but will appreciate occasional misting, especially in dry climates.
  • Toxicity: Mildly toxic to pets and humans if ingested. Keep out of reach of curious creatures and little ones.

Monstera Minima Bonus Tip!

Propagating Monstera Minima is a breeze! Simply snip off a healthy stem cutting with a node (where the leaf meets the stem) and pot it in a well-draining potting mix. Keep the soil moist and provide bright, indirect light. Soon, you'll have a new mini Monstera to add to your collection or share with a friend

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