Monstera acuminata growing vine of the genus Monstera also known as Shingle plant, Monstera acuminata perennial evergreen plant used as ornamental for the leaves, can grow in tropic, subtropical or mediterranean climate or as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 10b+.
Leaves color green size be 25-100+ cm, the leaves are in ovate shape some with holes.
Monstera acuminata flower
Flower color white-yellowish, the size 10-30 cm, the inside looks like beehive
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Requirements for Monstera acuminata growing and care:
Moist, humidity, warm climate, trellising if you want the plants as vine, rich soil, organic matter and better to add humus
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed are rare to find and almost impossible, need to sow then in the spring when the temperature above 21C, / Vegetative Reproduction, can be all the year it’s takes at least month to get little new root, might take over 6 months
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Vegetative reproduction by cutting
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Sensitive to cold and sun
Spring to autumn in hardiness zone 10b-11a, in tropical climate planting can be all year, after its stop to be cold more than 20C should be much more and in warmer climate all year
Pests and diseases:
Brown edge in the leaves
Before the winter it’s better for design but possible all year
How to prune:
Old leaves, prune for design
Size of the plant?
2-5 M, 6-15 feet
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing / Slow growing especially in the beginning or young plants after the plant establish, in right condition and care the plant will grow a bit faster
Average amount of water / Big amount of water, better to spray on it in order to get humidity on the air roots
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Shade to almost full shade, the leaves burn in the sun, but filter the sun with the net or to grow it under trees give good result
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Yes, it is a very popular to grow it indoor and need light but not a lot, also
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes, be aware that will be also air roots that need to take care when grow outdoor a lot of time the roots absorb humidity from the air or rooting in the ground, so in a container growing try to cover the air root, when the plant start to climb need support of trellising, every few year to switch part of the soil
General information about the flower:
Big white yellowish flower, the inside look like beehive
Pollination is done by:
Bees and other pollinator
Vegetative reproduction method:
Cutting, twig with air layering, air layering
Preferred time for vegetative reproduction:
Spring to summer, when there is no fear from cold weather, in hardiness zone 10b when start in summer that the plant won’t establish before the winter
Time to grow roots in vegetative reproduction:
Depend on condition of the air layer can be few weeks until few month depend the care of the plant
Treatment for vegetative reproduction:
Moist, humidity, warm weather, shadow