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Mini Monstera

Rhaphidophora tetrasperma

Also known as

Philodendron "Ginny", Philodendron "Piccolo", Monstera Minima, Monstera Piccolo

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Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size








5 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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A hand holding a pot of Rhaphidophora tetrasperma
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A hand holding a glass of Rhaphidophora tetrasperma cuttings growing roots

Mini Monstera Overview

Rhaphidophora tetrasperma is easily confused with other loosely related genera such as Monstera and Philodendron, which are all in the arum family, Araceae. Rhaphidophora species are in fact from a completely different part of the world. Also known as Monstera Minima, Mini Monstera and Monstera Piccolo, amongst other names, it is popular with aroid and houseplant enthusiasts. It grows well in a sunny position or partial shade and enjoys a moist, well-draining potting medium. Keep above 15C and away from cold draughts. Keep lightly moist and only water when the top couple of inches have dried out. Do not overwater - and water more sparingly in winter. Feed monthly during the growing season. Mist regularly and remove dust from leaves with a damp cloth. Add a stake - moss pole or trellis - for your Mini Monstera to climb up. Rhaphidophora tetrasperma originates from Southern Thailand and Malaysia and is grown for its attractive foliage which varies in structure with age, developing into pinnately divided and longer stalked arrangements as plants mature. Flowers are produced on mature specimens, in their natural habitat, but these are rarely produced on plants grown as houseplants.

Common problems with Mini Monstera

How to propagate Mini Monstera


Special features of Mini Monstera

Indoor plant

Pot plant

Attractive leaves


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