How often should I water Monstera?

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 do I know if my Monstera needs water?

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

How long should I water Monstera?

Bottom Watering Monstera Houseplants

Bottom watering involves placing your plant in a few inches of water in a sink or basin. The soil will then draw up water by capillary action, soaking the soil. Bottom watering is slower, as it can take 5-20 minutes for a plant to soak up sufficient water to be evenly moist.


Should you water Monstera everyday?

Plan on watering weekly to every other week in the summer and every few weeks in the winter. It's better to slightly under-water your monstera than over-water it.

Should I mist my Monstera?

Monstera Deliciosa enjoys a humid environment, which is why we recommend frequent misting of its leaves. Alternatively, you can place your plant close to other plants, which increases the humidity of the air around them.


How to know when to water your Monstera deliciosa



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 healthy?

Monsteras prefer soil that is lightly moist, and generally like to dry out a little bit between waterings. As epiphytes with aerial roots, they are sensitive to overwatering, so they don't want to sit in soggy soil. Once the top 2 to 4 inches of the soil are dry, your plant might use a drink.

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!

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.


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.

Is my Monstera overwatered or Underwatered?

Yellowing leaves may also indicate that your monstera is underwatered, especially if it's accompanied by dry brown spots. However, if you see dark brown spots on yellowing leaves, your monstera is most likely overwatered.

Why is my Monstera droopy?

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.

Why is my Monstera leaf curling?

The most likely culprit is thirst or dryness. If your monstera's leaves are curling and even a little crunchy, that's a sure sign that it might not be getting enough water or that the environment is too dry. However, dumping a bunch of extra water on your plant might not solve the problem!


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 light green?

New growth on Monstera tends to be light green. When Monstera leaves are newly emerged, they're lighter in colour than the rest of the plant. That's the natural colour of the plant's new growth – a vibrant lime green.

How long can I leave my plants without water?

Generally, plants can survive up to 7 days without water. However, your plants' type and maturity level may affect how long they can go without water. Full-grown tropical houseplants can survive 2-3 weeks without water, while succulents and cactus can survive up to 3 months.

Where should I put Monstera in my house?

As long as your bedroom, or wherever you would like to place your Monstera, has the right light conditions and meets its basic needs for humidity levels and environment, that room is a great choice for your Monstera.


Should I cut yellow leaves off Monstera?

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 much do I water a Monstera?

It's one of a plant parent's most common questions — how often should I water my Monstera? Most Monsteras need a thorough watering once every 1 to 2 weeks, and consistency is key.

Can you top water a Monstera?

Top Watering Monstera Plants

1. Check that you have a saucer or catch basin under the plant pot that is large enough to catch the water that flows through the soil when your top water Monstera Deliciosa plant. You can buy inexpensive plastic saucers made for this purpose, but any saucer (or even a pie plate) will do.

How do you shower Monstera?

To make conditions a bit more comfortable for your monstera, you can regularly mist the leaves lightly with some water. To make sure they don't get funky or dirty, wipe them down every few weeks with a cloth dampened with room temperature water and a tiny bit of dish soap.


What do Monstera plants need?

It tolerates low light, but grows faster and becomes more dramatic in a spot with indirect bright light. That said, avoid strong, direct sunlight because it may burn the leaves. If you don't have a location with ideal lighting for your Monstera, use a Grow Light.

How do you encourage Monstera growth?

You can make Monstera grow faster by giving them more light
  1. Grow lights can really, really speed up growth – and are less likely to burn your variegated Monstera.
  2. A big internodal space is what plant people mean when they call a plant leggy.
  3. This is the moisture probe I recommend.


Is Monstera easy to care for?

Is Monstera deliciosa easy to care for? Yes! Monsteras are known as one of the easier houseplants to keep happy. Their main requirements are plenty of light and correct watering.

Is Monstera a good indoor plant?

Monstera is native to tropical rainforests from southern Mexico to Panama so it comes as no surprise that it favours a warm, humid environment, making them ideal for indoors. According to Georgina Reid, Plant Life Balance ambassador and founder of The Planthunter, "Monsteras like shade, warmth and moisture.