Light: Thrives in bright indirect to medium light. Grows faster and becomes more dramatic (have the iconic slits) in a bright spot. This plant can adapt to low indirect light, however growth will be slower. Prolonged exposure to bright direct sunlight may burn and scorch their leaves.
Temperature: Does not have any specific temperature requirements but avoid temperatures below 50 degrees.
Watering: Water when the top 75% of soil is dry. Water thoroughly by letting the water drain through the bottom, empty the saucer of any water. This plant can benefit from using filtered watered or leaving out water at least 24 hours before using.
Humidity: Average home humidity
Toxicity: Toxic to pets
Leaves turning yellow – indicates overwatering or lack of nutrients.
If there is new growth on your plant and the yellowing leaves are older, particularly at the bottom of the plant, this yellowing is natural. Your plant sheds its old leaves and sends energy to new growth.
While Monsteras can adapt to low light areas, their growth will slow. Too little light can results in yellowing leaves. Take note of the light your Monstera is receiving and move accordingly.
Limp and drooping leaves: suggests under-watering or the plant has become pot-bound.
Browning leaves and crispy edges: indicates your plant is under-watered, suffering from low humidity, or may have high salt build up.