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Monstera Plant Care Guide

Monsteras are native to southern Mexico and Panama, Monstera deliciosa is an easy-to-care-for plant commonly known as the “Swiss cheese” because of the holes and slits (fenestrations) it develops in its more mature leaves.


It is advised that you check your plant’s soil before watering it. You can use a chopstick or pencil to check how wet the soil is before watering or use a moisture meter

Monsteras prefer lightly moist soil and like the top part of the soil to dry out between waterings. You can water this green girl once every 7-10 days.


Monsteras prefer bright indirect sunlight and can tolerate low light. Make sure to rotate regularly to ensure even growth. If new leaves appear without holes or slits, you may need to place your Monstera in a brighter spot.

Common problems

Yellowing leaves – A watering issue may cause yellowing leaves. Your plant could be overwatered or underwatered. If you see yellow and brown spots on the same leaf, it could be due to overwatering. If your leaves are completely yellowing, along with some brown crispy spots this could be underwatering.

Please note it is totally normal to have one or two yellow leaves.

New leaves don’t have holes or slits – Your plant just needs a change in environment. Move your plant to a brighter spot (but not direct sunlight) and check your watering

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