Monstera standleyana is part of the Araceae family and its native range is Central America to NW. Colombia. Leaves are oval shaped and deep green in colour with flecks of creamy-white variegation, they may produce more pronounced splashes and broad bands of variegation. These plants have a climbing growth habit so would greatly benefit from a moss pole or trellis.
Genus name is possibly from the Latin ‘monstrum’, meaning monster or ‘monstrifer’ meaning monster-bearing.
Height: Approximately 40cm
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.
Humidity: Monstera standleyana prefer humidity greater than 60% but do well to adapt to average home humidity. You can increase humidity by placing the plant on a watered pebble tray or using a humidifier.
Monstera standleyana are toxic, keep out of reach of pets and children.