Also known as
Monstera Minima, Monstera Piccolo
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5 years to reach maturity
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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.