Mini Monstera | Rhaphidophora tetrasperma, 5" – PlantX US

Plants do not come in decorative pots shown. They will ship out in nursery pots. The plant will not be exactly like the image shown due to the nature of them being a living organism.

Mini Monstera

Rhaphidophora tetrasperma, 5"

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$16.99
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Plants do not come in decorative pots shown. They will ship out in nursery pots. The plant will not be exactly like the image shown due to the nature of them being a living organism.

Quick Description

The exotic fenestrations of the Mini Monstera will give your urban jungle an extra kick. This fast-growing vine will take up a lot of space very quickly.

Key Information and Plant Overview

  • Other Common Names: Philo Ginny, Baby Monstera
  • Binomial Name: Rhaphidophora tetrasperma
  • Care Level: Easy to medium
  • Light: Bright, indirect light
  • Water: Allow the top 2” of soil to dry
  • Pet Friendly: No

Often mistaken for a monstera, the "Mini Monstera" has no genetic relation! It's simply a look-alike. The exotic fenestrations will give your urban jungle an extra kick. This fast-growing vine will take up a lot of space very quickly. Be prepared to do some light pruning or provide additional support. 

PlantX Top Tip: Low light levels will cause the plant to elongate and produce fewer leaves. 

How to Care for Mini Monstera

  • Light: Prefers bright, indirect light.
  • Water: Allow the top 2” of the soil to dry before watering. Water thoroughly and remove excess water. Do not allow the soil to completely dry out. 
  • Humidity: Average relative humidity of 25% to 49%
  • Temperature: Average from 18°C to 24°C (65°F to 75°F)
  • Fertilizer: Follow a monthly fertilizing schedule when the plant is actively growing. In most cases, this is in the spring and summer. Use a balanced fertilizer - this means a ratio of NPK that is all the same. Ex: 10-10-10.
  • Soil: Use a well-draining, high organic matter soil mix.
  • Propagation: Stem cuttings can be placed in moist soil or water until it forms roots that are about 2-3” long then transplant to moist soil. Take a cutting with a node (where the petiole meets the main stem).
  • Repotting: Can be done every 12-18 months. Choose a pot that is 2” larger in diameter than the original pot. This is a fast grower so you may need to repot more often.
  • Cleaning Tip: Remove dried or damaged leaves to keep the plant looking nice and healthy.
  • Toxicity: Highly toxic. Always keep plants out of reach of pets and children.

 Mini Monstera - Common Problems

Why is my plant stretching, leggy, and not compact: When plants don’t receive adequate light, the plant begins to stretch towards the light and creates a more leggy appearance. Make sure you have placed your Rhaphidophora tetrasperma in a bright location with indirect light.

There are dark brown spots on the edges of the leaves, what is happening: There are a few problems that create dark brown spots - 1. Low humidity. Monitor the humidity levels in your space, if needed you can increase the humidity by misting or with a humidifier. Keep the plant away from any dry heat sources. 2. Overwatering. Follow the watering instructions - allow the top 2” inches of the soil to dry before watering. 3. Too much sun. Although the R. tetrasperma enjoys a bright location, it’s best to keep the plant out of direct sunlight.

Why are the leaves turning yellow: As a plant matures they lose their bottom foliage. This is completely normal and unavoidable. If the upper leaves are turning yellow, you may need to reassess your watering routine or move the plant away from direct sunlight.

Signs of Overwatering: New growth becomes soft and brown and the leaves begin to drop.

Common Pests: Susceptible to spider mites. These are tough to see with the naked eye. You’ll notice fine webbing and small round yellow or brown discolorations on the leaves.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Mini Monstera fast growing?

This fast-growing vine will take up a lot of space very quickly. Be prepared to do some light pruning or provide additional support.

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LS
11/06/2021
Liz S.
United States United States

Mini monstera

The plant arrived completely wilted. Soil was bone dry. I watered it. She bounced back; but, I lost all but 4 leaves. She looks ****; but not for long!

11/08/2021

PlantX USA

Hi Liz, Thanks so much for letting us know! Due to the nature of shipping some plants do get a bit bruised, however they bounce right back with proper TLC. If you would like more help with this, please email us directly at info@plantx.com, and we'd be happy to assist you! Thanks for choosing PlantX! Stay Planted. Stay Curious. Stay Healthy. Best, Rochelle PlantX

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