Monkey Mask Monstera

Monkey Mask Monstera Care

Monstera Adansonii

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.

Medium Light

I prefer areas that aren't too bright or shady. Finding a balance is important.

Water Frequently

I like my soil to be moist so make sure to water me often.

High Humidity

I thrive in humid environments so please mist my leaves every so often.

Potting Soil

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.

Monkey Mask Monstera

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. Use a moisture meter to determine when to water your Monkey Mask Monstera.

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.

Monkey Mask Monstera

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.

Brown leaves on a Monkey Mask Plant often indicates a lack of humidity. The best way to raise the humidity is through misting, or using a humidifier. You can learn more about how to raise the humidity for your houseplants in our humidity guide.

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