SULLIVAN [Monstera adansonii, Delicious Monster]

Monstera adansonii

R 439.00
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There's a monster in my living room!

Hailing from the tropical forests of southern Mexico to Panama, the Delicious Monster, Monstera adansonii, is the hottest plant of the season, after its cousin Monstera deliciosa of course (that's up for debate)! With its large jungle-like foliage decorated with oval fenesration (holes) it's no surprise everyone wants one. 

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

Caring for Sullivan

Light

Give Sullivan plenty of indirect light. Limit direct morning sun to 2 hours a day, or leaves can turn crispy.

Water & humidity

Sullivan loves warm humid envrionments, just like his jungle home. However you don't want to keep the soil soggy. Let the top centimetre of soil dry out before watering again. When watering ensure the water runs out the bottom of the grow pot, this means the root ball is getting adequately wet.

Feeding

Yep, the Delicious Monster is a hungry little beast. 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. If re-potting to a larger pot, go one size up and use a peat rich mixture.

Atrium Top Tip

As a climber, the Monstera adansonii enjoys regular pruning to keep its bushy appearance. 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. 


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