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THE CLUB'S EXPERTISE

PLANT ID CARD

MONSTERA DUBIA

Monstera dubia is a less famous genre of Monstera but it is definitely worth having in your collection. The heart-shaped leaves with light and darker green make it a very unique and interesting climbing plant.
To keep it in perfect shape, here are things you need to know:

 Thrives in bright indirect sunlight
   Between 65 and 85ºF, best around 50-85%+ humidity
   Water when the top 1” to 2” is dry
 Toxic to humans and animals. Causes irritation and swelling if engulfed accidentally.
 A mix of 50% perlite and 50% regular potting mix. You can add sand to improve the drainage.
Regular growth rate, expect significant height.

In-Depth Care Guide

Monstera dubia is a very beautiful plant coming from tropical forests of Central and South America. In their natural habitat, they grow on trees expanding all the way to the top of the canopy. Once they're exposed to direct sunlight, the leaves become heavily fenestrated! In an appropriate and controlled setting in your home and if the plant is mature enough, it can undergo this type of massive transformation.

Here's more detailed information about how to take care of this beauty:

Make sure that the roots never dry out. However, do not let any water accumulate, leading to plant suffocation and death. 
Overwatering the plant may cause stress and infections. It goes the same way around: a very dry plant will grow orange/yellow leaves and lose its structural strength.

Pro tip: it is sometimes recommended to water the plant with low-chlorine and lukewarm water. Always check on the soil: don't water on a fixed time interval.

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