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Monstera Obliqua Care


Monstera obliqua is a species of flowering plant native to rainforests of Southern Mexico, south to Panama. Commonly known as Swiss cheese plant or Ceriman, it is a climbing vine reaching heights of up to 12 m in trees. It has very large split or perforated leaves up to 1 metre long that can reach more than 90 cm across when fully grown.


General info: Monstera Obliqua Home plant care

Air purifying indoor plant Easy to care for, requires little water or sunshine. Monsteras are tropical epiphytes – allowing the roots of the plant to attach to other structures outside of soil. This makes this species perfect for climbing walls, hanging baskets or pot plant gardens. Young plants grow towards the light and old leaves drop off naturally.

Height of Plant 40cm Available in a matt black or gold tapered cylinder pot with drainage hole. Pot size 12cm x 12cm All plants will be unique, Plants bring life to a room. This leafy Monstera obliqua is a showstopper, with bold, sculptural leaves that can grow up to three feet long. Our plants are shipped in their nursery pots, not placed in decorative containers.

Some plants may be delivered bare root—they’re just as healthy, but will look different from what you expect. We’ll send care instructions for your new plant in every shipment.

Native to Central and South America, the Monstera obliqua is often described as having more holes than leaves. Since the plant’s leaf perforations are so extensive and the leaf matter is paper-thin, this plant is quite delicate. Like other plants from the genus, the Monstera obliqua is a climbing plant that does best potted indoors with support.

They’re popular for their tolerance to neglect and their ability to adapt to a variety of light conditions. Growing Monstera obliqua is much like growing any other species of Monstera; they’re fairly maintenance-free plants and only need a little pruning and support as they mature.

Essential Tools for Monstera Obliqua Plant Care

  • Houseplant potting soil
  • Peat and aeration stones
  • Water probe or moisture meter
  • Protective gardening gloves
  • Pruning shears
  • Watering can
  • Spray bottle
  • Drip tray
  • Well-draining container
  • All-purpose, balanced houseplant fertilizer

Monstera Obliqua is a good house plant to have around. It cleans the air as well as it creates a beautiful houseplant. The plant also makes great table decorations and its leaves are durable enough for the owner to use for crafts. Lastly, if you name your plant, you can grow a real friendship between the two of you.

In conclusion, Monstera Obliqua is an excellent plant for beginners and experts alike. Although it requires more care than some plants, the beautiful foliage and sublime scent of the blooms make it well worth the effort. It is a good choice for achieving a lush green ambiance with a rich tropical feel, and will certainly make an impressive addition to any indoor plants environment.

The Monstera Obliqua is not a picky plant by any means. It only needs about 10-15 hours per week of indirect sun, or up to 8-10 hours of direct sunlight. Humidity should also be moderate, especially during the winter when it can become dormant. The soil should always be kept moist and fertile. Don’t forget to provide some entertainment for your friend by leaving him alone once in a while. Also, don’t forget the little lady friends…

The Monstera Obliqua is one of the most common houseplants you can find on retail store shelves, and also one of the easiest to care for. In fact, these plants are so hardy that they can be grown outdoors in jungle-like conditions. They can be kept as an indoor or outdoor plant, but if you want your Monstera to perform well, it’s best to keep them indoors. If you don’t care much for watering plants or paying much attention to how tall they grow, this may be a good choice for you.


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