Rare Monstera Dubia Juvenile on a plain plank of wood 50 cm
The Monstera dubia is a rare, lesser-known variety of Monstera than the common Monstera deliciousa or Monstera Adansonii , but it's gorgeous variegation and interesting growth habit make it a great addition to any houseplant collection.
In its native habitat of tropical Central and South America, Monstera dubia is a creeping vine that climbs trees and large plants.
Juvenile plants are characterized by small heart-shaped leaves with both light green and dark green variegation and the leaves lie flat against whatever they are growing on. In contrast, mature Monstera dubia plants, which are usually only seen in the wild, closely resemble Monstera deliciosas with large fenestrations and no variegation. Unlike juvenile Monstera dubia leaves, the mature leaves hang from the vines.
While the Monstera dubia is less common than the Monstera deliciosa and Monstera adansonii, its care is nearly identical. However, while all Monsteras enjoy climbing a totem or support, Monstera dubias require that support in order to thrive. Because the leaves lie so flat, many growers choose to mount their Monstera dubia on a plain plank of wood to show off this unique feature.
Watering: Water your Monstera dubia when the top few inches of the potting medium is dry. Ensure that you are watering well and allowing the excess water to drain from the pot. These monsteras can tolerate a little bit of neglect when it comes to water and they won’t die if the soil dries out completely every once in a while (especially during the winter), but in general, do not let them dry out too often.
Light: In their native habitat, Monstera dubias grow below the forest canopy where they receive dappled sunlight throughout the day. That means that they should be exposed to bright indirect light when grown indoors. Avoid prolonged periods of direct sunlight because this can burn the leaves of young plants.
Humidity and temperature: Monstera dubias are native to tropical rainforests, which means they thrive in warm, humid environments. Generally, typical household temperatures and humidity levels are fine for these plants; just ensure that you don’t place your Monstera dubia near a drafty window or heating or cooling vents.If your house is unusually dry, you might need to provide your Monstera dubia with additional humidity. Leaves curling off the totem or developing crispy edges are both indications that your plant needs more humidity. Placing a pebble tray filled with water under the plant or a humidifier nearby are both great options.
Fertilizer: These aroids are considered medium feeders and appreciate regular fertylizing.Use a common slow-release fertilizer three times a year and a low-strength balanced fertilizer once a month during the growing period to help encourage strong growth.
Toxicity: Toxic to Pets
Plant on a plain plank of wood supplied in nursery pot Ø - 11 cm x h - 12 cm.