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Monstera dubia, pot on plank

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Monstera dubia is a unique and lesser-known species within the Monstera genus, a group of tropical plants that includes popular species like Monstera deliciosa. Here are some key characteristics and care tips for Monstera dubia:

  1. Appearance:

    • Monstera dubia features small to medium-sized, glossy, heart-shaped leaves with fenestrations (natural holes) as the plant matures.
    • The leaves have a distinctively elongated shape and are typically darker green in color.
    • Unlike some other Monsteras, Monstera dubia remains relatively compact, making it suitable for smaller spaces.
  2. Size:

    • This plant is considered a smaller-sized Monstera, making it more manageable for indoor cultivation.
  3. Light Requirements:

    • Provide bright, indirect light for Monstera dubia. While it can tolerate lower light conditions, it will thrive in a well-lit environment without direct sunlight.
  4. Temperature:

    • Maintain a warm environment for this tropical plant. It prefers temperatures between 65-80°F (18-27°C).
  5. Watering:

    • Allow the top inch of the soil to dry out before watering. Like many Monsteras, Monstera dubia prefers slightly moist soil but should not be kept overly wet.
  6. Humidity:

    • While it can adapt to average humidity levels, providing higher humidity, such as through regular misting or placing the plant in a humid environment, can be beneficial.
  7. Soil:

    • Use a well-draining potting mix enriched with organic matter. Aroid or tropical plant mixes are often suitable.
  8. Fertilization:

    • Feed the plant with a balanced liquid fertilizer during the growing season (spring and summer). Reduce or eliminate fertilization in the dormant winter months.
  9. Potting:

    • Monstera dubia is suitable for containers or hanging baskets, making it a versatile choice for indoor gardens or small spaces.
  10. Propagation:

    • Propagation is commonly done through stem cuttings. Take a cutting with a node, and it can be rooted in water or directly in soil.
  11. Pests:

    • Keep an eye out for common houseplant pests such as spider mites, aphids, and mealybugs. Regularly inspect the plant and take appropriate measures if an infestation occurs.

Monstera dubia is appreciated for its distinctive appearance and manageable size, making it a desirable addition to indoor plant collections. While it may not be as commonly found as some other Monsteras, it is gaining popularity among plant enthusiasts for its unique characteristics and relatively easy care requirements.