Listen: 3 Things To Know About Growing Monstera Plants
"We're gonNA start with a kind of a new segment for us It's it's a segment. We're Calling Rolling Plant Rama. One two three if you want to grow a particular plant. We're going to tell you from the plant. Rama point of view the first the second second and the third thing. You need to know to get yourself going the basics get you started fan base. That's right that's right so ellen What is your one one two three about? I want to grow a month's Tara plant. Well I would say the first thing is to figure out before you go and buy yourself a beautiful full monster plant. The first thing is to figure out where you'RE GONNA put it because this can be a large plant. A beautiful plant takes over the universe and it has specific thick light requirements. So That's ellen that's funny because I have as my number one. Do you have the room. It's just not a demure little plant. That's GonNa stay in a four inch pot and politely on your desk. This is a plant that is going to eventually be the size of piano and and I think that's one reason people love it because this is a no-holds-barred. Im Green. I am tropical and I am taken over the living room. Yeah yes and and that that is one of the wonderful things about it and if you have the right spot for where you can let it grow like that. It's relatively trouble free. I think I kind of cheated when I I mentioned two things I mentioned the space and the like okay. Well that's interesting that you say that because My number two is indirect indirect sun naught directly in a sunny window which it makes it a great plant for a lot of people because a lot of people are short on sunny window space. Yes I am the me too so if you can have this plant in a spot where it is bright but it is not in direct sun will still do well. My mother grew a Five to six foot tall monster plant in her assisted stood living room And it was a good I would say seven eight feet away from an eastern facing window perfectly clean and it. It was perfectly happy. That's great. That's right so it is a plant to put a big amount of green in a place that you do. You need some green but it doesn't have to have direct sunlight. All right. Can I do number three. You can do number. Three's I think this is an important one and that is do not over water. Your Mancera this is a plant. That in nature can be an EPA fight which means it doesn't grow with its roots surrounded founded by wet soil all the time and People make the mistake of thinking. Oh it's got these giant tropical leaves need to keep it wet all the time. No you do not stick your finger in the soil and if it's not dry at least an inch down at least below your cheek to your first knuckle. It is not time to water that plant and when you do water at water until water comes out the bottom into the saucer. Don't let it sit in a lot of extra water but you know a big monster in pot. This like twelve to fourteen inches is probably the only gonNA need water every two weeks. It's not it's not a water hog and again I'm going to go back to my mother's assisted living apartment as she got older older. My mother who dearly dearly loved her plants and always had What we think of as to green numbs? She grew more forgetful about out them and so although she loved them she would forget to water them and so some of the plants certainly suffered from that not. I'm not that that monster was just fine with her remembering to water the plant every two to three weeks so so it was a great plan for a little while there. You have it monster or one two three. Do you have the space. Give it indirect light and doc over water that and it will be a rewarding and magnificent house plant for you"