A favorite of our generation, his weirdly-perforated shape and waxy dark green leaves breathe life into any stale space. He was an early adopter of Instagram and quickly gained traction as a houseplant favorite by creating his own hashtag #monsteramondays.
Medium to bright, indirect light.
Once a week when soil is nearly dry 2" down.
Toxic to pets if ingested.
Higher the humidity the better.
A good gift as he's hard to find.
Pro-tip: Wipe down its leaves to remove dust build-up, which prevents it from soaking in as much sunlight as possible.
Native to Panama and Mexico, the Monstera is one of the most popular and sought after plants of our time. And for good reason- it's gorgeous. Its weird perforated shape and waxy green coating make it extremely photogenic and brings life into any stale space.
As it gets larger, the perforation maximizes the leaf's surface area to capture sunlight below the rainforest's canopy. It also allows tropical downpours to pass through the leaves leaving the plant relatively unscathed.
We've always accepted the Monstera as this beautiful thing, but it got exponentially more beautiful once we understood the purpose behind its design.
Size will vary, but total height is about 16 inches and container width is 6 inches.