Quick Answer: How Do I Fix My Leggy Monstera?

Should I mist my Monstera?

This plant 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.

For best results, feed your plant once a month throughout the spring and summer..

How do you make a monstera bushier?

Grow Monstera dilacerata bright shade and not direct sunlight. You can snip tips off of the stems if they are too long, and that will encourage bushier growth habits. Monstera deliciosa care is easier than you think! Make the cut 1/4 inch above a ridge or node, using a clean sharp blade or pruning tool.

What happens to Monstera after cutting?

Once cut, the stem from the mother plant will harden over. This nub will pump out some more leaves, don’t worry. Place in water (for additional help, see this set by step guide), and about 1-2 months, he’ll be ready to plant!

How do I make my Monstera grow bigger?

A: Monstera leaves can grow bigger if they get adequate light, water, humidity, and nutrients. Staking your monstera plant up rather than propagating can also help the leaves grow bigger.

How do you encourage Monstera to grow tall?

Using moss poles for cheese plants creates the environment Monstera needs to raise the heavy stem upright and provides a pleasing appearance. You will need a stout stake a little bit taller than the plant. Use wire snips and cut a piece of fine mesh wire just large enough to go around the stake.

How do I get my Monstera to climb?

What is the best way to make Monstera deliciosa climb? By providing a support structure such as a moss pole, coco coir pole, or trellis, you can encourage your Monstera deliciosa to grow upright. This trains it to follow its natural inclination for climbing and may lead to a healthier plant with larger leaves.

What do you do when your Monstera gets too big?

When it comes to pot size, Monsteras are okay with their roots being a bit confined. Usually, they only need repotting every 2-3 years. If you are trying to keep your Monstera from getting any larger, you can repot it into the same pot instead of sizing up.

Will Monstera grow back after cutting?

Over time, your monstera will lose its lower leaves as it continues to climb; even pinching off growth tips won’t stop its upward growth. While there’s no way to encourage regrowth on those bare lower stems, it’s easy to propagate a new, fuller-looking plant from a healthy stem with several leaves.

How do you prune a leggy Monstera?

Pruning long stems is the best and only way to keep a Monstera fuller and more compact. Any stem can be pruned at any point. New growth will then emerge at that point. So, generally, it best to prune some of the stems back to within a few inches of the pot.

How long does it take for a Monstera to split?

Monsteras naturally develop fenestrations after maturity. If you obtain a young monstera, you will have to wait for at least two or three years to witness leaf splits. The second cause is light. Once the plant is mature enough to produce breaks and holes, it will require bright light for the process.

Why is my Monstera leaning?

If your monstera plant is bending, drooping, or curling, you likely have an issue with watering, the type of sunlight the plant is getting, or an issue with the soil. Monstera plants require a moderate amount of water, indirect sunlight, and well-draining soil in order to thrive indoors.

How long does it take a Monstera leaf to unfurl?

Monstera deliciosa leaf unfurl: the entire process took about a week. I tried to capture a different angle each day. If you recall from two weeks ago, this is the same vine where I captured the yellowing and loss of the oldest leaf.

Why is my Monstera so leggy?

Monsteras become leggy because they don’t have access to enough sunlight. This is a natural response in plants, especially when you consider the fact that Monsteras are climbers.

Why is my Monstera not splitting?

Problems: As we mentioned earlier, the leaves may not develop properly if your plant doesn’t receive enough sunlight. If you notice that your monstera’s leaves aren’t splitting properly, move it to a better-lit area. Monstera deliciosa leaves can turn yellow if they are overwatered or undernourished.

How do you revive a monstera plant?

Fill up a bucket with room temperature water and soak your monstera for around 20-30 minutes before letting it drip dry back in its pot and saucer. Then continue to water it little and often over the course of the next week or two before taking up a normal care routine once again.