Our Monstera Pinnatipartita, or Monstera cut leaf, is your new favorite climbing houseplant. Native to the West Indies, native to the rainforests of South America, the Monstera pinnatipartita is a fairly rare but highly desired species of monstera. This fast-growing houseplant will love trellises and poles to climb. Easy to grow and with gorgeous heart-shaped leaves that resemble Swiss cheese when mature, this plant has already won us over and will win over everyone who sees it in your home.
Monstera Pinnatipartita is not hardy plants, so they aren’t really meant to be outdoors in cooler climates. During the summer months, they will go outside and get some fresh air and during the winter months, they come inside to live as houseplants. I do have a few clients that insist on keeping them out all year but we grow them in pretty large pots, usually 18” or 24” which makes it easier to bring them inside when it’s cold.
The Monstera Pinnatipartita is a beautiful hard-to-find plant with deeply lobed leaves. It features dark green shiny leaves and is perfect for a hanging basket or to sit on a shelf. This plant likes medium to bright indirect light making it versatile in the home. Keep soil moist in the spring and summer but allow the soil to dry out a bit between waterings. This plant enjoys humidity so if you notice browning tips, give it a good misting with some rain or reverse osmosis water.
Essential Tools for Monstera Pinnatipartita 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
To care for Monstera gracilis properly, give it a spot in indirect sunlight and make sure the temperature is kept between 65 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit. It is also important to avoid over-watering since this will lead to root rot. Some people like to place their plants near the window with some water in the pan to catch runoff, while others use a drip system.
In general, monstera is low-maintenance plants and will reward you with a beautiful leafy green covering for your home. Try to avoid overwatering them and provide plenty of light and they should do quite well in your indoor environment. Likewise, their taller and narrower shape makes them good choices for corners or small spaces where other larger house plants may overwhelm the room.
There are many ways to take care of your plants. Make sure they get enough water, fertilize them and make sure they have enough light. You can also rotate their spot in the house so that they will get enough sun, or simply let them rest for a couple of weeks. It’s important for them to have good air circulation so make sure you change the air in the room regularly and remove old leaves from the ground. If you take care of your plants properly, they can live for many years and even spread a nice aroma around the house.
All of the plants mentioned above propagate using similar methods, so it’s easy to start a small indoor garden. If you have any further questions or are interested in purchasing any of these plants, consult with experts in your area for advice. In summary, Monstera Pinnatipartita makes for a great indoor house plant, with its lush green leaves and relatively low maintenance. Although it can survive fairly well in low-light conditions, this plant will thrive when some sunlight is available.