Indoor plants


How to irrigate

As far as Monstera irrigation is concerned, it is good to proceed rather frequently and abundantly. In fact, this plant needs large amounts of water to grow well, but it is also important to avoid providing too much of it. For this reason, every time you intend to proceed with a new wetting, it is essential to check the soil. If the substrate is still wet from the previous irrigation, it is not necessary to water again. The risk is that of causing water stagnation that would submerge and asphyxiate the roots and generate the consequent root rot, one of the main causes of plant death. The frequency of wetting may vary depending on the season, they may be more spaced in winter than in summer.

monstera deliciosa leaf» width=»745″ height=»559″ longdesc=»/piante-appartamento/piante-appartamento/monstera.asp»>Monstera is a plant that must be exposed in an illuminated area, but not directly in contact with the sun’s rays which could cause the formation of spots on the leaves. In summer this plant can be placed under a deciduous tree that is able to repair the Monstera and filter the light in the correct way. As far as temperatures are concerned, this plant can resist up to a minimum of 12 ° C. The ideal environment must have a climate that is around 20 ° C. To reproduce the Monstera it is necessary to proceed in summer and by cutting. The heat is recommended to facilitate the rooting of the roots and the parts that will be exploited for the cutting are the apex or the lateral buds. In order to avoid the onset of diseases,

How to fertilize

As for the Monstera fertilizations, it is necessary to proceed with some caution. This plant turns out to be quite sensitive to fertilizations and an excess of them would upset the balance of the Monstera itself. The most recommended fertilizer is a specific fertilizer for indoor plants that contains equal doses of the three basic chemicals such as: nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. The fertilizer must be supplied in liquid form by diluting it with irrigation water in slightly lower doses than what is stated on the package. The frequency of fertilizations varies according to the age of the plant. In fact, they will be more frequent in young plants that need a greater supply of nutrients than in adult plants.

Diseases and parasites

Monstera is not a plant that is easily affected by insects or pests. It can rarely be infested with aphids, or plant lice. These parasites can be eradicated through the use of special pesticides. The other possible Monstera diseases are usually caused by poor cultivation methods. For example, excessively wetting the plant can lead to the formation of water stagnations which tend to submerge and asphyxiate the roots. The plant therefore goes to meet the root rot which can also lead to death. If the Monstera is exposed directly to the sun’s rays, it is possible that a series of spots will form on the leaves. It is good to place the plant in an area where it is never directly affected by the sun’s rays.

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