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Monkey Mask Monstera Care
Basic Monkey Mask Monstera Care
Monkey Mask Monsteras are becoming very popular in the houseplant world and we totally understand why! Below you will find all the information you need to properly care for your Monkey Mask Monstera.
I prefer areas that aren't too bright or shady. Finding a balance is important.
I like my soil to be moist so make sure to water me often.
I thrive in humid environments so please mist my leaves every so often.
I need soil specifically for indoor plants as it retains the right amount of water.
Detailed Monkey Mask Monstera Care Information
Whether you're looking to make sure your Monkey Mask Monstera is in it's perfect conditions, or looking to see if one could work for your space. We've got you covered.
They can deal with a range of light conditions
One thing that makes Monkey Mask Monstera care quite easy is that they can survive in anything a range of light conditions. You want to make sure to stay away from intense direct light as this will scorch their leaves over time. It is also good to know that plant growth will slow in low light conditions.
Monkey Mask Plants like frequent watering
Make sure that you allow enough time for the soil to dry out between waterings as this will over time cause root rot. We recommend watering your Monkey Mask Monstera once a week in the growth months and fortnightly over winter. Using a moisture meter to determine when to water your plants is the best way to go!
Monkey Mask Monsteras aren't fussy about temperature
Luckily for us Monkey Mask owners, they are not too fussed about temperatures. As long as your home doesn’t reach below 10ºC for extended periods of time, you should be fine. If you want to be extra sure, use a digital thermometer to keep your plant away from drafts or extreme hotspots.
High humidity is vital for a Monkey Mask Plant
It is important that you regularly mist the leaves of your Monkey Mask Plant to increase the humidity levels. You can either do this by using spray bottles, or by investing in a humidifier. They also grow really well in bathrooms and kitchens due to the increased levels of steam from showering and cooking.
Monkey Mask Plants are toxic to humans and pets
Unfortunately, Monkey Mask Plant are mildly toxic if ingested or if they come into contact with your eyes so it is really important that you keep the plant away from pets and small humans that might try and eat parts of the leaves.
Only fertilise in the growth period
As with most other houseplants, you should only be feeding your Monkey Mask Plant in spring and summer as they will go through a more dormant growing period in the colder months. We recommend using a fertiliser at half strength so not to damage the root system. This liquid feed is our favourite and is suitable for most houseplants.
Dusting the leaves is super important
Monkey Mask Plants are prone to a build up of dust on their leaves, which not only stops the light getting to the plant, but also makes the leaves look a little dull. We recommend carefully wiping the leaves down with a damp cloth every month or two to keep the leaves looking and feeling fresh.
Common Problems with your Monkey Mask Monstera
Here are some common issues that you might run into. It's important to diagnose any issues early to give your plant the best chance of bouncing back.
Yellow leaves on your Monkey Mask Plant indicate that the plant has either received too much light (most probably direct sunlight) or the soil is waterlogged due to overwatering. Use a light meter or a moisture meter to determine if the environment is right.
If you find that the potting mix is waterlogged then this is most probably the cause of the yellow leaves on your Monkey Mask Plant. We recommend replacing the soil immediately and trimming away any rotten roots so your plant can begin to recover. Moving forward, cut back on how frequently you water your plant as you want the potting mix to dry out to prevent any more yellow leaves from developing.
If it’s direct sunlight that is scorching the leaves of your Monkey Mask and causing them to turn yellow, move your plant to a shadier spot in your home.
There are quite a few reasons why Monkey Mask Monstera plants lose their leaves. The most common is improper watering which can mean either too much or too little moisture. The best way to determine if this is causing yours to lose leaves is to take your plant out of its pot and inspect the potting mix and the root system. Replace the potting mix if waterlogged and adjust your watering habits accordingly.
However, if there aren’t any issues with watering, your plant might be losing leaves due to environmental stress, low temperatures or simply natural ageing. It’s important to monitor the rate at which your Monkey Mask Monstera is losing leaves, as the odd leaf every few months can just be a sign that your plant is maturing.
The most common cause of a drooping Monkey Mask Monstera is a lack of moisture, this can be either underwatering or a lack of humidity. The first thing we recommend doing is monitoring the level of moisture in the soil and even taking the plant out of the pot to see if the roots are crispy (this indicated underwatering). If this is what’s causing the leaves to droop, slowly reintroduce water over the course of a week before going back to a more regular watering routine.
Your Monkey Mask Monstera might also be drooping because of a lack of humidity. If you aren’t already, we recommend misting your plant a few times a week and it should perk back up again.
If there are no other issues other than drooping leaves, it means you have caught the issue early and you should be able to get your plant back to full health in no time!
There are two main reasons why Monkey Mask Monstera plants tend to curl their leaves: underwatering and too much sunshine. Check the moisture in the soil to see if it’s bone dry and the roots have shrivelled, as this indicates the leaves are curling due to a lack of moisture. If this is the case, water your plant a little once a day for a week to avoid any shock caused by a sudden change in environment.
Your Monkey Mask Monstera might also be curling its leaves due to receiving too much direct sunlight so it is trying to reduce the surface area of the leaves. Luckily this issue is easily solved as you just need to find a slightly shadier place for your plant. As long as your plant isn’t receiving any direct sunlight you shouldn’t see any more curling leaves on.
Simple Monkey Mask Monstera Care Requirements
It sometimes helps to take caring for your plants back to the basics, here's the key considerations that you should take into account when caring for your Monstera Adansonii.
These simple points should give you all you need to keep your plant happy and healthy for years to come.
|Common Name||Monkey Mask Monstera|
|Latin Name||Monstera Adansonii|
|Soil Type||Potting Soil|