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Monstera Obliqua (Monkey Leaf) - Hanging Plant

Monstera Obliqua (Monkey Leaf) - Hanging Plant

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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 Hang: 30cm

Pot Width: 15cm

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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Monstera Obliqua (Monkey Leaf) - Hanging Plant
Monstera Obliqua (Monkey Leaf) - Hanging Plant
Monkey Leaf is a popular choice for plant beginners and seasoned enthusiasts alike. It thrives with moderate care. Water it consistently, keeping the soil moist but not soggy. Allow the top inch of soil to dry out slightly between waterings. This fern hails from tropical origins and prefers a humid environment.
Bright  / Indirect Light
Once every 3-5 Days
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