Monstera Cultural Practices



From the Horticultural Sciences Department, Florida Cooperative Extension Service
Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida


Suggested cultural practices for monstera vines in the home landscape.

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General1

     

Apply N-P-K-Mg

     

Apply
N-P-K-Mg

       

Micro-

nutrients

     

Apply micro-
nutrients

               

Iron applications2

          Apply iron            
Watering Water periodically during prolonged dry periods             Water periodically during prolonged dry periods

Pruning3

         

Prune if necessary during warm weather to allow regrowth to begin.

         

1 Dry fertilizer mix which includes nitrogen, phosphate, potash, and magnesium.
2 In low-pH, acid sandy soils, apply iron sulfate; in high-pH, rockland soils, apply chelated iron.
3 If vines become overgrown, prune the vine during the warm part of the year to allow some new leaf growth.




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Bibliography

Crane, Jonathan H., Balerdi, Carlos F. "Monstera Growing in the Florida Home Landscape." edis.ifas.ufl.edu. This document is HS1071, one of a series of the Horticultural Sciences Department, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida. Original publication date Feb. 2005. Revised Nov. 2016. Web. 12 Feb. 2015.

Published 12 Feb. 2015 LR. Last update 3 Jan. 2016 LR
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