Monstera karstenianum sp. Peru are part of the Araceae family and are native to Southern Mexico and Central America. The leaves are coriaceous, thick and shiny and this plant is an excellent climber; using its adventitious roots to make its way up a stake or sphagnum moss pole.
This plant is toxic, keep out of reach of pets and children.
Foliage: Approximately 25cm in length
How do you take care of Monstera karstenianum?
Take care of Monstera karstenianum by keeping it in a room with moderate to higher humidity this can be achieved by misting, grouping plants together, using a humidifier or placing your plant on a tray of watered pebbles. The temperature should be between 16-24°C, and you should allow the soil to dry out a little between waterings. Feed Monstera karstenianum with fertiliser every few waterings during the growing season.
What light does Monstera karstenianum need?
Monstera karstenianum needs bright indirect light or moderate light in order for it to thrive. This can be achieved by placing it in front or near to a window which receives a good amount of sunlight throughout the day.
How do you propagate Monstera karstenianum?
Propagate Monstera karstenianum by taking stem tip cuttings below an aerial root at the node of mature plants during the growing seasons. Place the cutting 1-2 inches deep in moist potting soil and water moderately. Within two weeks these cuttings should root, then care for the plant as you normally would.
What soil should Monstera karstenianum be planted in?
Plant Monstera karstenianum in a well-draining barky soil mix. You should avoid planting it in sand, or any soil which is wet as this will not be conducive to healthy growth.