Monstera FAQ's

How often should I water my monstera?

The rule of thumb when watering monstera is typically to water when the top 2 inches of soil feel dry to the touch, however this can depend on factors such as how much light the monstera is getting, the temperature of your home and how well your pot drains. Generally monstera need watering about every 7-10 days.

How much light does a monstera need?

Monstera love bright indirect sunlight, they usually like to be near a south or east facing window. Put them in a bright spot away from direct light as this can cause the leaves to scorch. 

How do I propagate my monstera?

Monstera are very easy to propagate, use a clean sharp knife or pruning shears and cut below a node or aerial root, pop into water and watch the roots grow.

Why are my monstera's leaves yellow?

Yellowing leaves is usually down to a watering issue, it may be from over watering, if you are only watering every 7-10 days check that your pot has sufficient drainage as they don't like to sit in very wet soil, this can lead to problems with root rot. 

Why does my monstera have brown spots?

Brown spots can again be a sign of root rot, they usually show up on the lower leaves first is this is the case. It may also be a cause of too little water. Adjust your watering schedule accordingly. 

How long does it take for monstera leaves to split?

The more light your monstera is exposed to the quicker it will get the classic monstera fenestration's.  

Is monstera toxic to cats and dogs?

Yes monstera is toxic to animals.