Monstera minima, also known as Philodendron tetrasperma 'Minima', is an unusual, miniature version of the potentially giant Swiss cheese plant! It is a native of Columbia and Panama and has more finely split leaves than the usual deliciosa.
The leaves of Monstera minima are lush, strongly cut with deep notches that almost reach the central vein point of the leaf.
The leaf splits are generally alternate on both sides of the leaf.
In its natural environment this is a slow-growing vine.
Indoors it can be pruned to fit the required size and should be secured to a growing stake or moss pole.
Has a naturally compact habit and will eventually reach a maximum height of up to 150cm.
This variety is rarely seen.
Likes bright situation but not in direct sunlight as this can scorch the leaves.
Likes fertile, humus-rich compost but free-draining (add perlite or fibre).
Only water when the top 2cm of compost feels dry.
Do not allow to stand in water.
Can mist the leaves with water, or the air around the plant.
A great plant for filtering toxins from the air.
These plants are approximately 80cm tall including container.