Detail of Monstera Standleyana Home plant care
Monstera Standleyana is a gorgeous variety of Monstera. Not only does this plant have a beautiful, delicate look but it also has some really interesting characteristics. The leaves are rounder than your typical Monstera Deliciosa and its vines are much shorter.
“The much coveted split-leaf Monstera is the hallmark of any modern jungle, the ‘it’ plant of our time. Also known as Monstera Standleyana or window leaf, this iconic and easy-to-care-for plant will continue to thrive even if you’re a brown thumb. Native to Central and South America, the monstera has been prized by urban gardeners and interior decorators because of its dark green, glossy leaves that can grow to be over three feet in length.
With proper care and pruning, monsteras can fill out a bare wall with gorgeous floor-to-ceiling greenery. This exotic houseplant also does well in low light conditions.” Standleyana is a rare philodendron species that changes as it grows. This plant prefers bright, indirect light and likes to be watered only when the soil’s surface and an inch below the surface is completely dry.
Essential Tools for Monstera Standleyana 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
The Monstera is not an ideal plant for those who do not have the patience to observe its slow growth. When well grown, this plant makes a lovely specimen, generally displaying three distinct leaves fanning out from a single central point. It can be placed in an office or other setting where its bright colors will add life to the dull surroundings. It requires little light, good drainage, and some fertilizer at half-strength every few weeks. A popular home plant all over the world, the importance of caring for such a creature cannot be overstated.
Monstera plants are striking, and in addition to the normal care you would expect for any indoor plant, their large leaves also require some extra attention. To water your monstera plant, you will want to thoroughly soak its entire soil with tepid water. You do not want to get the roots too soggy, so let the excess water drain back into the saucer. This can take some time, but it ensures a hearty plant.
Monstera plants are great, kid-friendly plants because they rarely get large enough to pose a threat to curious kids that may come in contact with the plant. They can grow up to 20 feet, so if you’re planning on growing one of these beauties, be sure to have plenty of space for it to grow and prosper.
The monstera plant is a popular, easy to care for, and beautiful addition to any household. They’ll do best if placed in an area where they can receive fluctuating temperatures: 50-75 degrees Fahrenheit during the day and 70-80 degrees at night is ideal. As with any houseplant, it’s also important to maintain proper indoor humidity levels. That generally means using a humidifier or placing the plant on an enclosed tray of pebbles and water.
There are other indoor house plants out there that I’m sure you know, but hopefully, this list will help you make a decision on adding one to your interior décor. I definitely encourage you to look around and see what catches your eye.