120 - 130cm Monstera Dubia on Mosspole 24cm Pot House Plant

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Monstera dubia, a native to Central and South America, is a lesser-known Monstera variety but is treasured among houseplant enthusiasts for its striking leaf patterns and shingling growth habit. "Shingling" refers to the plant's tendency to grow tightly against a support, such as a tree trunk in nature or a moss pole in a domestic setting.

Description:

Monstera dubia has small, heart-shaped juvenile leaves that are half green and half silver giving a stunning mosaic pattern. As the plant matures and begins to climb, the leaves become larger, more elongated, and may develop the characteristic Monstera fenestrations (holes) over time.

When grown on a moss pole, Monstera dubia will cling and climb upwards, displaying its attractive shingling behavior. The plant uses aerial roots to attach itself to the pole and grows in a pattern that mimics its natural habitat.

Care Guide:

  1. Light: Monstera dubia prefers bright, indirect light. Direct sunlight can scorch the leaves, while too little light can hinder growth and leaf patterning.

  2. Water: Allow the top inch or two of soil to dry out between watering. Overwatering can lead to root rot. The moss pole should be kept moist, especially in dry environments, to promote aerial root growth.

  3. Humidity: Like most tropical plants, Monstera dubia thrives in higher humidity levels. Aim for a humidity level above 60%. A humidifier, misting, or a pebble tray can help increase humidity.

  4. Temperature: Ideal temperatures are between 65 and 80°F (18 - 27°C). Avoid sudden temperature swings and keep the plant away from drafts.

  5. Soil: A well-draining soil mixture is key. A blend of peat moss, perlite, and orchid bark is often suitable.

  6. Fertilizer: During the growing season (spring and summer), feed the plant with a balanced houseplant fertilizer every 2-4 weeks. Reduce feeding in the fall and winter.

  7. Support: A moss pole is essential for Monstera dubia to exhibit its natural growth habit. As the plant grows, you may need to gently attach new growth to the pole using plant ties or clips.

  8. Pruning: Pruning is generally not necessary unless you want to control the plant's size or remove unhealthy foliage.

  9. Repotting: Monstera dubia doesn't require frequent repotting. Repot every 2-3 years or when the plant outgrows its pot.

  10. Propagation: Monstera dubia can be propagated from stem cuttings. Ensure each cutting has at least one node and root it in water or moist soil.

Caution: Monstera dubia is toxic if ingested. Keep it out of reach of pets and children.

Remember that every plant is unique, and your Monstera dubia may require slightly different care based on the specific conditions of your home. Monitor your plant and adjust care routines as needed.

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    • Plants are supplied in plastic nursery pots unless stated in the product title.

    • Plants are not for consumption unless stated as edible.

    • Plant heights can fluctuate +/- 10%.

    • Our plants are kept at our tropical nursery in Yorkshire where we maintain an average temperature of 18c.

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