The Monstera cuttings we send will be happiest in regular tap water for a few weeks. During this time you will see small white tufts appear and then shortly after roots will begin to form. Monstera love growing in water so do not rush this stage, allow some good strong roots to form.
When you are ready to pot up your cutting, choose a standard potting compost mixed with some 1/3 bark and 1/3 perlite. All of these items can be purchased in garden centres or we sell 300g bags which include perlite, bark and food. Your ideal mix should be 2/3 drainage material and 1/3 compost.
Once your cutting has been potted things may seem to stop. New cuttings use most of their energy to develop new roots. Once the root system is established new leaves will form surprisingly quickly. Normal growth is approx one leaf per month during summer.
Monsteras prefer soil that is only very slightly, moist. As epiphytes with aerial roots, they are sensitive to overwatering. Typically, you shouldn’t have to water your Monstera more than once every 2 weeks. If the top 2 inches of the soil is dry, your plant could use a drink.
The variegated Monstera has very similar care to that of solid green Monstera deliciosa. The main difference is the white portion of the variegated leaves can easily burn if placed in direct sunshine. Indirect bright light is ideal.
I can promise that these cuttings are virtually indestructible so relax and enjoy your new plant