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5. Monstera adorable
You cannot call it anything other than a giant monster (Monstera deliciosa). This plant, so beloved in offices, does not lose its unbridled character in any premises and conditions. A gigantic liana with really large leaves looks overwhelming, but it does not always also affect the perception of rooms.
Monsters are large indoor lianas that can stretch up to 5 meters or more in living quarters. But monsters are not at all appreciated for the unbridled size of the shoots and the ability to increase the aboveground mass for decades. Their main pride is giant leaves.
The average diameter of monstera leaves is about 50 cm. Seemingly relict, huge leaves eventually turn from whole ones into fancifully incised, often not to the edge of the plates, which creates a kind of "windows" on the rounded leaves. The ability to form thick and long aerial roots only emphasizes the effect of the ancient miracle.
Monstera is one of the most massive vines. It is indispensable for filling spaces and empty corners, creating a feeling of forest decoration, compensating for the lack of plants, massive landscaping. It is ideal for empty, minimalist spaces. When placed inside rooms, it conceals the perception of free space, and in the corners it leads to harmonization and ordering.
Features of growing monstera
Substrate: loose and nutritious soil with a rough texture.
Transfer: only as needed, only the topsoil is changed annually.
Top dressing: from April to August, standard or more rare.
One of the advantages of the monstera, which makes it possible to use it in the design of rooms and offices, is the possibility of placing it not only in well-lit places, but also in partial shade. The plant must be protected from direct rays of the sun. Monsters love cool temperatures - both in winter and summer, they don't react very well to heat.
Monsters require regular watering and dusting of leaves. It is necessary to very carefully handle the aerial roots and try to provide the plant with systemic care.
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