8in Monstera Standleyana Variegated *Flash Sale*
Before watering the plant, make sure the surface of the soil is dehydrated. Monstera Standleyana prefers to be appropriately and generously watered. If you miss one watering, it will not suffer as much damage if you overwater it. Never let the soil sit in water for a long time since this will cause rot disease.
The plant prefers warmer temperatures because it originally came from warm areas. Avoid dropping below 65 degrees Fahrenheit (18 degrees Celsius). This will either slow or stop the growth of your plant.
Your five holes plant is variegated, meaning it needs adequate light to ensure the colors won’t fade.
However, it’s also a forest species, so too much direct sunlight will cause the leaves to curl and become brittle.
Ideally, you’ll want to put this plant in bright, indirect sunlight or a spot where it gets morning light and partial shade in the afternoon.
You will also need to ensure it gets enough humidity, preferably moderate to high levels.
Kitchens and bathrooms are both great places to grow this plant.
You can augment its local humidity levels using a pebble tray or humidifier.
These Monstera plants will grow outdoors in USDA hardiness zones 9a to 11b but may suffer slower growth at the northern portions of this range.
Indoors, aim for an ambient temperature range between 65° and 75° degrees Fahrenheit, although it can handle slightly warmer temperatures.
Your monstera will also need repotting when you see roots beginning to peek out of its drainage holes.
This can be as often as every 6 months to a year for young plants, but mature ones will usually only need repotting every 2 years.
When possible, try to repot in the spring, and only go one size bigger on the pot, so you don’t stress the roots.
You can use this time to check for root health and prune away any damaged or diseased roots.