Start your hanging tropical jungle at home with Mini Monstera & eco-Pot Bundle!
The beautiful 'Minima' with leafy, fast-growing bright leaves has been the star of plant enthusiasts lately, this time we have combined it with a biodegradable handmade coconut fibre bowl and a hanging rope so that you can create a hanging green oasis at home!
The Monstera Minima is, in fact, not part of the Monstera plant family, however, because of its similar shape, leaves and colour it gets mistaken often. It is in fact quite a rare species and not frequently found in the wild. The Minima is a tough cookie and a fast grower! Its leaves show cuts from early stages, vines grow sideways, and they can reach up to 12 inches in a growing season.
Our eco-friendly Kokodama bowls are made in Sri Lanka in collaboration with local communities, every bowl sold will help projects that give school children a better future, and they are an eco alternative to displaying the most beautiful plants at home.
But what is the correct spelling?
Kokedama: A Japanese tradition, they are bowls made with moss on which the plant grows.
Kokodama: Our Kokodamas are based on the Japanese tradition but made with coconut fibre, hence the slight variation on their name!
Key Benefits of the Monstera Minima Kokodama
Clean air: The plant’s photosynthetic abilities release oxygen in the air and help maintain steady levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
The leaves of the Monstera Minima also have great dust trapping powers, keeping nasties away from your lungs!
Care Tips for the Monstera Minima Kokodama
- The Monstera Minima likes spaces with bright light, but be careful with direct sunlight and cold draughts. Any temperature below 12 ºC and above 30 ºC is not recommended.
- Allow the soil to dry between waterings, avoid soggy soil and let the water drain well before re-hanging it.
- Make sure to remove the plant from your Kokodama before watering it and place it back once the container is not dripping
- This plant loves humidity, so you can mist the leaves often. You can also place the plant on a tray with wet pebbles.
- Use a clean cloth to remove dust from the leaves.
- feed it with a general plant fertiliser once a month during the growing season, and once every two months in the colder season.
- Remove dry and yellow leaves to encourage better growth, and don’t cut the aerial roots or the plant will weaken.
- Every 2 or 3 years it is recommended to repot and 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 Mini Monstera, Dwarf Monstera and Monstera Ginn.
Where is it from?
Southern Thailand and Malaysia.
Good For You!
Care: Looking after your plants, can help you develop a better and more caring relationship with yourself and others around you!
Relax: Being surrounded by plants was our original human nature, and houseplants can bring that feeling back to naturally help us regulate our stress levels, their presence promote relaxation and recovery.
Is the Monstera Minima the right plant for me?
The Monstera Minima, just as its name implies is like a mini version of a Monstera plant, and although it’s a fast grower, it won’t take as much space as the big 'Monsteras' we know, and you can hang this one!
It’s also easy to propagate in water and steam and leaves cuttings, and it can be grown as a vining plant or up a supporting frame.
It’s a relatively low-maintenance plant, but it could show signs of stress if not looked after correctly.
How tall does it grow? Up to 4 m in height and 0.8 m in width.
Fact: I am often mistaken for a member of the Monstera family, hence my common name Monstera Minima, I am sometimes called Piccolo and mistaken as a Philodendron too.
Grow your dreamed hanging jungle at home with this Monstera Minima Kokodama. Get yours today!