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How to keep your Monstera Deliciosa alive – basic care for your Monstera

Are you new to the Monstera Deliciosa game, or are you struggling to get your tropical plant to thrive? It can be hard to keep this plant happy, and it is easy to feel stuck. Do not worry! Read on to become the best plant parent on your block with these basic care tips.

📖 Dive into the essentials of Monstera Deliciosa care right here! Below, you will find all the basic information laid out in an easy-to-follow text format.
🎥 But if you are more of a visual learner, do not worry – I have got you covered! Just watch my YouTube video where I walk you through every step of nurturing your Monstera Deliciosa, ensuring it stays healthy and vibrant.

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Bright but indirect sunlight

The Monstera Deliciosa thrives in conditions that mimic its native jungle environment. Key to its lush growth is bright, indirect light. In the wild, Monsteras grow on the jungle floor where sunlight filters through the dense canopy above. This dappled sunlight nurtures the plant without overwhelming it. When caring for a Monstera indoors, aim to replicate this lighting by placing it near a window that receives ample light but is shielded from direct sun.


Spring & Summer Care:

Once a week, check the soil by sticking your finger in about an inch deep. If the soil feels dry, it is time to water – use about 1/4 of the pot’s size in water. Not sure? It is better to wait; Monsteras do fine if the soil dries out a bit.

Fall & Winter Tips:

During cooler months, your Monstera needs less water. But you should still check the soil weekly. This helps ensure your plant gets just the right amount of water, without overdoing it. Adapting your watering routine with the seasons will keep your Monstera healthy year-round.

Temperature & cold drafts

Monstera plants thrive in conditions that mimic their natural habitat. When it comes to temperature, these tropical beauties prefer a cozy range between 16°C (about 61°F) and 24°C (about 75°F). This temperature range encourages healthy growth and vitality. If the temperature drops below 16°C, however, your Monstera might take a break from growing. It is a sign that it is too cold for its liking.
Besides maintaining a warm environment, protecting your Monstera from cold drafts is crucial. Drafty windows or doors can expose your plant to sudden temperature drops, which are not ideal for its growth. To keep your Monstera happy, position it in a spot where it is safe from any cold air that might sneak in. This will help ensure your Monstera continues to thrive, even during the cooler months.

High humidity

Humidity also plays a crucial roles in the health of your Monstera. They thrive in high humidity, which helps mimic the moist, balmy air of a tropical rainforest. This combination of warmth and moisture is why your bathroom could be the ideal spot for your Monstera. Often the warmest and most humid room in a home, a bathroom with a window offering indirect light provides an environment where a Monstera can truly flourish. If your Monstera is not housed in the naturally humid environment of a bathroom, maintaining the right moisture level is key. Occasional misting with a spray bottle can provide the necessary humidity to mimic its tropical habitat and keep your plant thriving.

🌱 For a concise yet comprehensive overview of Monstera Deliciosa care, feel free to download the free beginner’s guide. It is packed with all the essentials to get you started on your journey with this stunning tropical plant.

If you are still on the fence about whether a Monstera Deliciosa should be part of your life, click HERE to discover all the reasons to welcome this stunning plant into your home.


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Part-time student, part-time social media manager, and always a plant enthusiast. When I'm not hitting the books or scrolling in the digital world, I like getting my hands dirty in the soil or my legs burning on my gravel bike. My green thumb isn't perfect, but my thriving Monstera Deliciosas might disagree.

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6 thoughts on “How to keep your Monstera Deliciosa alive – basic care for your Monstera

  1. Super helpful tips! I’ll try them out on my Monstera right away – looking forward to your next posts! 🪴

    1. That’s great to hear! Can’t wait to hear how your Monstera thrives! 🌱 Keep me posted!

  2. My plants alway die… Your Monsteras look so nice! Maybe I’ll get one and try your tips 🙂

    1. Oh no, I’m sorry to hear about your struggles with plants! 🌿 I hope the tips I’ve shared can help already, and I think you’ll find my next blog post very interesting. Stay tuned! 😉

  3. Thanks a lot for those valuable information! I love Monstera but don’t gave a “Gründer Daumen”, so it will definitely help!

    1. I’m glad you found the information helpful! To get that ‘Grüner Daumen’, all you need is time and patience. Keep at it, and soon you’ll see your Monstera thriving! 🤗

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