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Monstera Plant Care Tips:

1. Light:

  • Thrives in bright, indirect light; avoid direct sunlight.
  • Tolerates lower light levels but prefers a well-lit spot.

2. Watering:

  • Allow the top inch of soil to dry before watering.
  • Water thoroughly but ensure proper drainage to prevent root rot.

3. Humidity:

  • Prefers high humidity but adapts to normal household levels.
  • Use misting or a humidity tray to increase moisture around the plant.

4. Temperature:

  • Maintain temperatures between 65-75°F (18-24°C).
  • Protect from drafts and extremes; avoid sudden temperature changes.

5. Soil:

  • Use a well-draining, aerated potting mix.
  • Consider a mix designed for aroids or tropical plants.

6. Fertilizing:

  • Feed with balanced liquid fertilizer every 2-4 weeks during the growing season.
  • Reduce or stop fertilizing in the fall and winter.

7. Support:

  • Provide a moss pole or trellis for climbing and support.
  • Encourages the characteristic split-leaf growth.

8. Pruning:

  • Control size and shape through regular pruning.
  • Trim yellow or damaged leaves and remove unnecessary aerial roots.

9. Repotting:

  • Repot when outgrowing the current container or if the soil is compacted.
  • Spring is an ideal time for repotting.

10. Pests: - Watch for spider mites, scale, and mealybugs. - Treat promptly with insecticidal soap or neem oil.

11. Cleaning: - Wipe leaves with a damp cloth to remove dust and improve photosynthesis.

Remember: Observe your Monstera regularly, adjusting care based on its individual needs. Early detection of issues ensures a healthy and vibrant plant.