How do you know if your Monstera is happy?

Your Monstera's Leaves are Brown, Yellow, or Dead
Leaf discoloration on your Monstera can be cause for alarm. A healthy, happy Monstera has deep green, waxy leaves (though younger plants or new leaves may be lighter green).


How do you keep Monstera happy?

Monsteras appreciate a warm, humid environment, a good amount of water and gentle sunlight. Place your Monstera where it can receive medium to bright indirect light.

How do you know when a Monstera needs watering?

Leaves that start to curl, droop, or crisp up at the edges are common signs that your Monstera plant needs watering.


How do I know my Monstera is thirsty?

Sign #1: Drooping

Like many plants, monsteras will often droop when they're thirsty. If you notice that your monstera's leaves are limp and drooping, check the soil and see if the top few inches are dry. If they are, water your plant.

Why is my Monstera leaf pointing up?

Because one of the most common problems that cause your Monstera's leaves to curl up is underwatering. When Monstera is underwater, it activates its natural ability to preserve water loss. Monstera leaves curl up to reduce the surface area to avoid releasing too much water moisture into the air by transpiration.


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Why is my monstera plant crying?

Guttation, which is sometimes referred to as “sweating,” “weeping,” or “crying,” is a completely natural process where liquid droplets form on the tips or surface of perfectly healthy leaves. While the droplets look like water, it is actually a combination of excess water and minerals called xylem sap.

Do Monsteras like small pots?

Monstera love to be cramped in their pots. They will grow huge regardless of their pot size. If you pot your monstera into a huge pot it not grow any faster or larger, most likely it will get root rot from all the excess wet soil, or it will direct more energy to root growth instead of growing any leaves.

What does an overwatered Monstera look like?

The signs of an overwatered monstera include leaves turning yellow, drooping, and forming brown spots. Repot the monstera in a well-draining potting mix to save it from root rot. Water the plant lightly to keep the soil moist and allow the top 2-3 inches of the soil to dry before watering again.

Why is my Monstera floppy?

Your Monstera prefers soil that is consistently moist. Be sure you're not over or underwatering your plant. Keep a consistent watering schedule–water when the top 2”-3” of the soil are dry. If you accidentally let your Monstera's soil dry out completely, you may see leaves go limp, droop, and possibly start to brown.


Should I Bottom water my Monstera?

Overall, monsteras typically do well with bottom watering and the risks of trying it are relatively low. As long as you keep a close eye on your plant whenever you try a new technique, you'll be able to catch and correct any potential issues early on!

How do you care for an indoor Monstera plant?

Keep away from drafts, especially during the winter months. Feed your Monstera Dubia monthly in the spring and summer with a general-purpose fertilizer. No fertilizer is needed in the fall and winter months when the plant is dormant. Always fertilize on moist soil, never dry as it can burn the roots.

How often should Monstera be watered?

Water every 1-2 weeks, allowing soil to dry out between waterings. Expect to water more often in brighter light and less often in lower light. Pro tip: Monsteras can benefit from filtered water or water left out overnight before using.

How much water should I give my Monstera?

Water about once a week. Water your Monstera Deliciosa slowly but deeply using an overhead or bottom watering approach. Let your Monstera almost dry out between waterings. You should try to avoid overwatering and underwatering as both can have detrimental effects on the plant's health.


Does Monstera like shade?

These plants grow naturally in the dappled light of the forest floor. To mimic that, place your Monstera in bright or filtered, indirect light. They can actually grow in deep shade, but may not exhibit as much of the cut leaf foliage. If you live in zones 10 or 11, you can grow it outdoors in a shady spot.

Do Monsteras need a lot of light?

Monsteras need bright light but do not tolerate direct sunlight. They can survive in low light, but their growth will be inhibited. To grow a striking Monstera plant with the lacy leaves and the coloration you adore, you need to provide it with good light.

Should I cut yellow leaves off Monstera?

Pruning Yellow Leaves

While yellowing Monstera plant leaves can be removed to preserve the beauty of the plant, care must be taken if pruning is done to the rest of the plant. Occasional cutting may be needed to keep the plant size and shape. It is best to not remove more than 1/3 of the overall plant bulk at once.

How do you make Monstera stand up?

All you need to do is drive a strong stake into the soil and let your Monstera use this to climb. Put it near the center of the pot to encourage the plant to grow straight. If you just put a stake at one edge, the plant will start to grow in that direction, because that is where it is finding support.


How long does it take for Monstera to perk?

If your monstera has a healthy root system, your plant should perk up in a week or two after doing the above steps.

How do you make a monstera plant stand up?

The best way to keep a Monstera Deliciosa growing upright is to stake it using a support such as a moss pole, trellis, or garden stakes. These natural climbers can be tied and trained to grow up these poles and will be supported as they grow.

Why are my Monstera leaves curling down?

In general, monstera leaves curl as a way to reduce the amount of exposed surface area and minimize water loss through transpiration. This usually means that for some reason, water loss is an issue due to heat stress, underwatering, damaged roots, or fluid loss due to insect infestation.

How do I know if my Monstera is dying?

Monstera are tropical plants that require regular misting, temperatures between 60°F and 85°F and a through watering every 7 days. Brown, curling or drooping leaves indicate the monstera is dying due to drought.


Why is my Monstera struggling?

A Monstera will stop growing for several reasons. The most common causes are inadequate lighting, too much or too little water, pests, potbound roots, and a lack of nutrients. Thankfully, these are mostly easy problems to fix, and a Monstera that has suffered from any of these issues can usually rebound quickly.

Why is my Monstera growing sideways?

Monstera deliciosa usually grows vertically on just a few stems when it's young, but starts to grow sideways when it gets older and heavier. New plant owners may be surprised to find their once-vertical house plant starts to take up more and more horizontal space as it expands outward.

Does my Monstera need repotting?

Repot your monstera at any time of year using all-purpose potting soil. Since these plants prefer to be pot-bound, it's a good idea to repot only every two to three years. Once your monstera is in a container with a diameter of eight inches or larger, top-dress with fresh potting soil rather than repotting.

Does my Monstera need support?

In the home, maturing plants will need the support of a moss covered pole that they can climb. If treated well, monstera can live for years, and grow to well over ten feet tall.