How to grow Monstera acuminata

Monstera acuminata grow and care – 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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How to grow 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

Planting season:
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

Pruning season:
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

Water requirement:
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 indoor 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

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Late spring-summer

General information about the flower:
Big white yellowish flower, the inside look like beehive

Pollination is done by:
Bees and other pollinator

Vegetative Reproduction

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

Scientific name:

Monstera acuminata

How to grow Monstera acuminata

Growing Monstera acuminata plant

Monstera acuminata plant care

Monstera acuminata


Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Flower colors
  • White flower
  • Yellow flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental fruit
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Slow growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Perennial plant
  • Vine
Plant Uses
  • Ground cover plants
  • Indoor plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
  • Winter planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Big amount of water
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13