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Monstera Obliqua

Monstera Obliqua

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Monstera Obliqua: The Delicate Climber with Exquisite Lace

The Monstera Obliqua, also known as the Lacy Monstera, Monkey Mask, or Perforated Leaf Monstera, is a rare and highly sought-after houseplant prized for its breathtaking, ultra-fenestrated (extremely holey) foliage. Unlike its more common cousin, the Monstera Deliciosa (Swiss Cheese Plant), the Obliqua boasts even more dramatic cutouts, resembling exquisite lace.

Plant Height: 30cm

Pot Width: 12cm

Here's what makes Monstera Obliqua special:

  • Exquisite leaves: This plant's defining feature is its large, heart-shaped leaves with deep, irregular holes that can take up a significant portion of the leaf area. The intricate perforations create a stunning, lace-like appearance.
  • Delicate and unique: The Monstera Obliqua is a slower-growing climber compared to other Monsteras. Its delicate leaves and trailing vine make it a truly unique conversation starter in any plant collection.
  • Air purifying: While not as efficient as some Monstera varieties, the Obliqua still helps remove common toxins from the air, contributing to a healthier indoor environment.

While beautiful, the Monstera Obliqua is not for everyone. Here's what to consider before bringing one home:

  • Challenging care: This tropical plant requires specific conditions to thrive, including warm temperatures, high humidity, and bright, indirect sunlight. It's more suited for experienced plant enthusiasts who can provide consistent care.
  • Slower growth: Be patient! The Monstera Obliqua is a slow grower, so don't expect rapid bursts of new foliage.

Monstera Obliqua Care Tips:

  • Light: Needs bright, indirect sunlight. Avoid direct sun which can scorch the leaves.
  • Water: Keep the soil consistently moist, but not soggy. Allow the top inch of soil to dry out slightly between waterings.
  • Humidity: Thrives in high humidity environments. Regular misting, a pebble tray filled with water, or a humidifier are essential.
  • Toxicity: Mildly toxic to pets and humans if ingested. Keep out of reach of curious creatures and little ones.

Monstera Obliqua Bonus Tip!

Monstera Obliqua is a natural climber. Provide a moss pole or trellis for it to climb and achieve a more dramatic and space-saving effect. Propagating this plant can be tricky, so it's best to enjoy the existing foliage rather than attempting propagation unless you're an experienced plant parent.

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