Monstera Standleyana Plant Care

Monstera Standleyana, the five holes plant is a species of flowering plant from the family Araceae which can be found in Costa Rica, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama. It was described by G.S. Bunting in 1967.

Monstera Standleyana care overview


General Monstera Standleyana Plant Care


Monstera Standleyana will thrive in almost any environment, but if you want to give it a special treat, gently mist it once a week. It’s best to mist your Monstera in the morning so the water has plenty of time to evaporate before evening.


Your Monstera Standleyana can grow just about anywhere in your home! It tolerates low light, but grows faster and becomes more dramatic in a bright spot. That said, avoid strong, direct sunlight because it may burn the leaves.


Monstera Standleyana is a tropical jungle plant and as such requires rich, nutrient dense soil that holds moisture, yet doesn’t remain soggy. A standard good quality potting soil is fine, with the addition of some peat moss.


Monstera leaves are mildly toxic to pets and humans. Typically, ingestion will cause mouth and stomach irritation and possible vomiting.


The Monstera Standleyana will grow in most household temperatures, but a temperature between 65-85℉ is ideal. They can survive in temperatures as low as 50℉, but the cold temperature will stop growth.


Water your Monstera when the top 50-75% of the soil is dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot and discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer.


For best results, feed your plant once a month throughout the spring and summer. A little bit of food will go a long way to encourage growth and root health. No fertilizer is necessary during the winter—it’s important to give your Monstera a chance to rest during the cooler time of year.


Monstera Standleyana Diseases

Black spots

Plants don’t like getting their leaves wet – it causes the leaves to rot (which will lead to black spots) or it’ll lead to fungal and bacterial diseases (again which will lead to root rot).

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