How to care for your monstera plant in Singapore


Use these instructions to care for your Monstera plant. The following guide will tell you how to water a Monstera; amount of light, temperature, humidity preferences and any additional care it might need to help it grow.

 

🌤️ Light

Your Monstera can grow just about anywhere in Singapore homes! It tolerates low light, but grows faster and becomes more dramatic in an area with indirect bright light. That said, avoid direct sunlight especially the strong sun in the afternoon because it may burn the leaves. And these burnt leaves will never recover back to it's origin.

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💧 Water

Water your Monstera when the top two inch of the soil is dry. How do you know? Dig your fingers in and feel the soil. If it is still pretty moist don't water. If it is dry, water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot and discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer.

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💦  Humidity

Monstera will thrive in almost any environment, but if you want to give it a special treat, gently mist it once a week. It’s best to mist your Monstera in the morning so the water has plenty of time to evaporate before evening. If you want to tamper your monstera, place a humidifier beside it. They love it. And it will help to boost the rate of growth.

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🌡 Temperature

Singapore normal room temperatures between 22.5 and 25.5 °C are great for your Monstera. It will not tolerate temperatures under 12 °C or sudden drops in temperature. So you don't need to turn on your air-con for her.

 
🌿  Plant food

For best results, feed your plant once every two month. A little bit of food will go a long way to encourage growth and root health. About 1-2 tablespoon for a 20cm pot.

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🐶  Toxicity

Unfortunately the monstera leaves are mildly toxic to pets and humans. Typically, ingestion will cause mouth and stomach irritation and possible vomiting.So be-careful and place it away from babies.

❤️  Difficulty

I would say, this is one of the easiest plant to grow in Singapore homes.

 
➕ Additional Care

Monstera generally have large leaves and that can collect dust. If you notice the leaves are dirty or dusty, wipe the leaves with a damp cloth and gently dry to keep them clean and healthy. Monstera plants like to climb. To encourage your Monstera to climb upwards, you can add a moss pole to it. It will also stimulate growth. 

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