Monstera sp. Peru

Monstera sp. Peru

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Monstera sp ‘Peru’ is part of the Araceae family, it is not a recognised species. Leaves are coriaceous, thick and shiny, it has a climbing growth habit; using its adventitious roots to make its way up a stake or moss pole. 

Genus name comes from the Latin ‘monstrum’ meaning monster.


Light: Bright indirect light, meaning the plant sees the sun for 0-4 hours per day - this could be through trees or a translucent curtain, it’s important for the plant to see the sky in order to thrive. 

Water: Allow the first 2-3 inches of mix to dry out, pour water slowly over the top and allow the water to pass through the drainage holes.

Potting mix: A well draining mix composed of coco coir, perlite or vermiculite, orchid bark and worm castings.

Fertilising: Feed your plant every few waterings during the growing season or when you observe active growth. You can dilute fertiliser to half the recommended amount but never add more.

Temperature: 21-27°C. No lower than 15°C.

Humidity: Monstera sp. 'Peru' prefer humidity greater than 60%. You can increase humidity by placing the plant on a watered pebble tray or using a humidifier.

Monstera sp. Peru are toxic, keep out of reach of pets and children.