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Monstera Drooping After Repotting (6 Causes and Solutions)

It’s disheartening to repot your Monstera and still be stuck with a sad, droopy plant. One would imagine a roomy pot and fresh soil would inspire new growth and a proud, upright posture. But, being rewarded for all that hard work with a limp plant instead can be a disappointment.  Dehydration caused by stressed or …

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Do I Need To Stake My Monstera? (Solved!)

Once in a while, even the most meticulously cared-for Monstera needs to be staked. This means that if you look after your Monstera, it will grow into a giant plant that needs help. They are aroids, which evolved to climb trees, rock faces, and other structures. Unfortunately, the trunks and stems of these trees don’t …

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Bacterial Leaf Spot On Monstera (Causes and Solutions)

What should you do if you notice nasty spots speckling your Monstera’s leaves? I find it very upsetting when the leaves of my Monstera begin to look sad, sick, and diseased, rather than the bright green expanse they used to be. Bacterial infection is one of the most challenging causes of spotting to treat. In …

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Why Won’t My Monstera Leaf Open (And Solutions)

The glossy, dark-green fenestrated leaves of Monstera are ideal for bringing a little bit of nature into your home. Depending on how well they are cared for, a fully unfolded leaf can grow to a height of three glorious feet. That’s why it’s so upsetting to see your Monstera leaves not fully unfurling or taking …

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Can I Use Cactus Soil for Monstera?

What’s the best potting medium for the feisty tropical Monstera? They love the heat and need well-draining soil. It’s not so different from cacti, so it might seem tempting to use a cactus blend. But even though they share similarities, there are many reasons why this is a bad idea. Let’s take a look! Cactus …

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Root Bound Monstera (Symptoms and Solutions)

The sprawling leaves of the Monstera are a tropical delight for any home. What about the roots? Do these enticing tropicals require space to spread their roots as well? And what if they don’t get enough space? If left in the same pot for too long, Monstera will become root-bound. Symptoms include the presence of …

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Swiss Cheese Plant Leaves Turning Yellow (And How to Fix It)

The Swiss cheese plant AKA Monstera deliciosa is an evergreen plant with large leaves adorned with unusual slits. For this reason, it has become a favorite of both novice and seasoned plant growers alike.  There are, however, times when the lush leaves turn yellow and start to fade.  So the Swiss cheese plant tells its …

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8 Ways to Reduce Monstera Transplant Shock

Whether you’re sporting a big, bold Monstera deliciosa or the more delicate trailing Monstera adansonii, the time will come when you need to re-pot. These tropical wonders grow magnificently indoors, quickly outpacing their original nursery pots.  Re-pot only when needed to minimize stress to your Monstera, preferably during the growing season. Handle with care to …

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How To Train Monstera Adansonii to Climb

The Swiss Cheese Plant, also known as Monstera adansonii, is a star of the current indoor plant craze. In addition to trail beautifully from baskets in thick, glorious vines, it is also a terrific climber that can be trained to have luscious, large-leaved stems. You’ll need a moss pole, stake, or trellis to train your …

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