Botanical Name: Rhaphidophora Tetrasperma
Common Names: Mini Monstera, Mini Split-Leaf, Ginny Philodendron
If you've had success with other plants, and consider yourself a somewhat patient person, you're good to go (ie. this shouldn't be your first plant).(Intermediate)
14 -18 inches (35cm - 45cm) measured from the base of the growers container.
While this looks a lot like the wildly popular Monstera, it's not! We know, weird right? It's part of the Araceae plant family. Cute, vivid green heart/spade-shaped leaves with wide splits that can climb, and climb, and climb. The leaves tend to be thinner and more flexible than a Monstera. Some younger plants may not yet form the fenestrations (splits) that make this plant so unique, especially if lacking bright, indirect light.
In the jungles of Southeast Asia, these folks can get up to 16 feet in height as they climb. While they are fast growers, don't expect yours to reach such majestic heights. Indoors and at maturity, they can reach up to 6 feet. These are climbers and prefer to climb rather than trail, using a trellis or stake will help with overall growth.
Bright, indirect light! Naturally growing in jungles under tree canopies, this one likes filtered light. Lower light will lead to slower growth and less splits.
Water regularly, about once a week to 10 days in a bright space. Avoid drowning R. Tetrasperma, but keep soil lightly moist. Leaves will begin to droop or yellow if water is needed. Water more frequently if in brighter, and warmer locales. Remember to space out your watering a bit more in the darker, winter months.
Peat-based soil with LOTS of drainage. Choose a pot with drainage holes, or keep it in it's grower’s container and use a decorative pot.
Mildly toxic: munching can cause oral irritation. Don’t eat it.
Mildly toxic: can cause swelling and irritation.
*According to the ASPCA.
Rhaphidophora Tetrasperma 6"
This Rhaphidophora Tetrasperma comes 6" plastic growers pot.
Approximately 14 - 18" tall, measured from the base of the pot.
*Please note that these are young plants and need some extra TLC. New leaves are especially delicate and can break easily. It will need time to acclimatize to your space and we suggest not repotting for atleast a month.
*All plants vary, and may not be exactly as pictured.