Rhaphidophora Tetrasperma


Rhaphidophora Tetrasperma, aka Monstera Minima or Ginny Philodendron, is a fast growing vining plant in the family Araceae native to Southern Thailand and to Malaysia. It gets its common name of Monstera Minima due to its resemblance to the Monstera Deliciosa, with its split leaves. However, the leaves of the Tetrasperma stay quite a bit smaller, and its leaves and vines are much more prolific. This plant is very easy to care for and has a climbing, vining habit so over time it will need a pole, trellis, or wall to support its growth.

They should not be in a position to see the sun directly, as it is too intense for them. Filtered sunlight through a sheer curtain is fine and most homes are comprised primarily of indirect sunlight. The best spot for them is where they do not see the sun during the majority of the day but still get bright, indirect light.
They will thrive in bright light, but also can tolerate medium light. A good place in your home would be anywhere in a room that has a regular size window between the window and the middle of the room. Remember that plants will grow based on how much light they receive.
They need to be watered when the top half of the soil is dry to the touch. That usually takes about 1 week in an average home environment. It may vary depending on the time of year, your environment and lighting conditions, but it's always safer to underwater or give the soil a check before you water again.
They can live in any average home humidity condition and are fairly hardy.
It's very easy to look after. If you want bigger leaves and faster growth, keep it in brighter light! Stabilizing it on a moss or bamboo pole will also aid in its growth. In spring and summer, it will appreciate a monthly feed with liquid fertilizer.
The plant comes with a default nursery pot. The nursery pot is usually 0.5" - 1" smaller than stated to fit into the same size decorative pot. Washable Paper Planter Bags are sold separately.
As with all living things, no two plants are alike. There is some natural variation in size, shape, and characteristics. We make every effort to bring you a plant that as closely as possible matches the plant as it appears on our website, in the size you have chosen, and have a good potential to happily grow in your home.
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