[Dwarf Monstera 'Large']
[Dwarf Monstera 'Large']
[Dwarf Monstera 'Large']
[Dwarf Monstera 'Large']
[Dwarf Monstera 'Large']
[Dwarf Monstera 'Large']
[Dwarf Monstera 'Large']
[Dwarf Monstera 'Large']

RANDALL [Dwarf Monstera 'Large']

Raphidophora tetrasperma

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Raphidophora tetrasperma is the 'mini-me' version of the Delicous Monster. Although it's one of the fastest growing vining aroids, it's leaves remain compact and cute. Train it up a plant pole, trellis, or let it hang. Can be grown in the shade outdoors in frost-fee areas.

Plant comes in a 14cm grow pot. Decorative pots sold separately.


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Caring for Randall

Light

Give Randall plenty of indirect light. A spot by an east facing window is ideal. 

Water & humidity

Randall's from the jungle, but he's been most obliging by adapting well to normal household conditions, allowing city slickers all over the world to enjoy him!. He likes moist, compost rich soil that drains well. Let the top centimetre of soil dry out before watering again. 

Feeding

Yep, Randall's got a healthy appetite, with all that vining and climbing to do. Feed monthly with organic Nitrogen rich fertiliser for lush new growth. 

Re-potting

These plants are naturally climbers, scooting up jungle trees clinging on with aeriel roots. This means less need for frequent re-potting. However, be sure to replenish the potting soil every 6-12 months to ensure the plant has enough nutrients. A good potting soil rich in organic matter and nutrients is best.

Atrium Top Tip

As a climber, the Tetrasperma enjoys regular pruning to keep it from looking leggy. Prune in Spring or Autumn by removing top growth, as well as dead or damaged leaves. Cut close to the stem to avoid stubs. 


Quirky plant fact

The fenestration (holes) in the leaves is said to be an adaptation to allow the plant to capture more light under the forest canopy. Some scientists also believe it helps the leaves to resist strong winds of hurricanes. Others suggest that the holes make it easier for rain water to come into contact with the roots.