Caring for a Monstera Deliciosa


The Monstera deliciosa thrives with moderate watering. It's best to let the top inch or two of soil dry out between waterings, typically every 1-2 weeks during the active growing season. Ensure thorough watering, allowing excess water to drain away to prevent root rot. During winter or dormancy periods, reduce watering but avoid letting the soil completely dry out.


Your Monstera deliciosa is adaptable to different areas of your home. While it can tolerate low light conditions, it thrives in spots with indirect bright light, resulting in quicker growth and more striking foliage. However, make sure to shield it from strong, direct sunlight to prevent leaf scorching. If your home lacks optimal lighting, you can use a grow light.


For your Monstera deliciosa, opt for a well-draining potting mix that retains moisture without becoming waterlogged, such as indoor tropical plant mix or a blend of peat moss, perlite, and pine bark. Incorporate materials like perlite or coarse sand for improved aeration. Consider adding a moderate amount of organic matter like compost for fertility.

Temperature & Humidity

Maintaining normal room temperatures between 60–80 degrees Fahrenheit is ideal for your Monstera. It's sensitive to temperatures below 55 degrees and abrupt temperature changes. During winter, shield it from cold drafts and direct airflow from heaters to prevent stress.

Monstera Deliciosa thrives in almost any humidity level. Misting, while not crucial, can provide an extra boost to your plant's health and appearance. Opt for morning misting to allow ample evaporation time before evening. This enhances humidity, particularly beneficial in dry environments.


To promote optimal growth and root health, it's recommended to feed your Monstera plant once a month during the spring and summer months, Refrain from fertilizing during the winter season, allowing your Monstera to rest during the cooler months.


Monstera leaves contain mild toxins that can cause irritation in both pets and humans if ingested. Symptoms may include mouth and stomach irritation, potentially leading to vomiting.