Indoor plants: Monstera deliciosa

Monstera deliciosa or Adam's Rib

Monstera Deliciosa is a very popular plant in interior decoration. Coming from Central America and some parts of South America, it draws attention both for its leafiness and for its large lobed leaves; responsible for the fact that in Spain it is popularly known as Costilla de Adán.

Leafy, eye-catching and easy-care; this is the Rib of Adam. Indoors we will not get it to bloom, but its heart-shaped leaves will dress any corner of our home by themselves, giving it a tropical air. As for the care ... you will only have to pay attention to the drainage, the level of exposure and the irrigation, we will tell you!

Monstera Deliciosa is a magnificent houseplant. You can use it to dress up a corner of your home or cut some cuttings and place them in a vase to decorate a shelf or piece of furniture. If you place the plant next to a mirror, you will also achieve greater depth; a great idea to create a little green oasis.

Monstera deliciosa or Adam's Rib

Its decorative power is undeniable, but is its cultivation as simple as they say? We show you four factors that affect its growth:

  1. Substrate: Adam's Rib requires a well drained soil with at least ¼ of well homogeneous sand.
  2. Irrigation: Supports dry soil but not excess water. It is recommended, therefore, water when dry the earth, also using a liquid fertilizer for green plants every 15 days during the growing season. In addition, it will appreciate that its leaves are sprayed during the summer months with low-lime water.

Monstera deliciosa or Adam's Rib

  1. Light: Monstera withstands low light conditions, hence it is suitable for the home. However, its optimal development will require a good level of indirect sun exposure. Direct exposure to the sun will burn its leaves.
  2. Temperature: Between 20 and 25ºC develops optimally. It is a plant that withstands heat well, but not cold. A temperature below 15ºC and / or exposure to cold air currents could slow its development.

As you can see in the last image, the Monstera leaf can also have many other decorative uses. They can be created with it pretty compositions on the wall to decorate parties, use it as an ornament on the plate ... surely you can think of more.

Do you like this plant to decorate your home?

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