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The Minima is often mistaken for a member of the Monstera family because its leaves have a similar shape, but it is in fact quite a rare species, not often found in the wild. The good news is, this rarity is not proportionate to sensitivity.
Unlike the Monstera Deliciosa, the Minima’s leaves show cuts from early stages, the vines grow sideways and can reach up to 12 inches in a growing season, it is a tough cookie and a fast grower so get ready to re-pot regularly!
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Key Benefits of the Monstera Minima
The plant’s photosynthetic abilities release oxygen in the air and help maintain steady levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
Its leaves also have great dust trapping powers, keeping nasties away from your lungs!
Plant Care Tips: Monstera Minima
- The Monstera Minima likes bright spaces but be careful with direct sunlight and cold draughts. Avoid temperatures below 12 ºC and above 30 ºC.
- Let the top few inches of soil dry out in between waterings and avoid soggy soil to prevent root rot.
- Make sure you give this plant plenty of humidity, mist the leaves often. You can also place the plant on a tray with wet pebbles.
- Use a clean cloth to remove accumulated dust.
- During the growing season, feed it with a general plant fertiliser once a month and once every e months in the colder seasons.
- Remove any yellow or drying leaves to encourage better growth and don’t cut the aerial roots or the plant will weaken.
- Repotting is recommended every 2 or 3 years, use a fresh well-draining organic soil mix.
The Monstera Minima Story
The Monstera Minima is a member of the Araceae family and it’s also known as Dwarf Monstera, Monstera Ginny and Mini Monstera.
Where is it from?
Originally from Southern Thailand and Malaysia.
Good For You!
Self-Esteem: Looking after the Monstera Minima and other plants, can help you develop a better and more compassionate relationship with yourself and others around you!
Relax: Being around nature and houseplants can help regulate our stress levels promoting relaxation and recovery.
Is The Monstera Minima The Right Plant For Me?
The Monstera Minima can be grown as a vining plant or up a supporting frame. Although it’s a fast grower, it won’t take as much space as other 'Monsteras'.
It’s also easy to propagate in water and steam and leaves cuttings.
It’s a relatively low maintenance plant, but it can show signs of stress if not looked after correctly.
How tall does it grow? Up to 4m in height and 0.8m in width.
Fact: I am often mistaken for a member of the Monstera family, hence my common name Monstera Minima or sometimes Piccolo. Some also mistake me for a Philodendron.
Pets: Keep away from nibbly pets
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