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How to grow Rhaphidophora tetrasperma Propagation | Monstera minima, Mini monstera care Tips

Updated: Sep 1, 2021




Hi everyone.

Welcome to my blog post.

Today plant for plant diary is Mini monstera



Mini monstera is a great indoor plant that is hardy, easy to care for, and also has beautiful split foliage.

this mini monstera botanical name is Rhaphidophora tetrasperma but, it's more often called mini monstera , monstera minima , or dwarf monstera.


A short video of how to care, trim and propagate mini monstera plant





Mini monstera care




Light

mini monstera loves to grow in bright to medium light conditions but also can adjust well in the low light condition as well. however, when you place this mini monstera plant in the bright room area, it is recommended to put it a little away from the window as it can be easily burned by reflected heat or too strong light.



Watering

for monstera minima is it loves to grow in moist conditions soil but not wet. for that I generally give water about once a week during the warmer season, and once in 10 days during the cooler season. But it depends on the light amount and house environment


fertilizer

for the fertilizer, I use the slow-release fertilizer and give it about once a month to 2month during the warmer season but slow down to once in 2~3month during the cooler month.





Since Thaphidophora tetrasperma is a climbing plant, we can either let it climb or trail. for climbing, you can use a stick or moss pole depends on your preference.





this is what I've been grown for myself. I personally like the plant to be fuller than one single stem and grow big, so I trim when it was small, and encouraged to have more shoot in the beginning.





Rhaphidophora tetrasperma propagation




because my mini monstera is growing like crazy, I've decided to trim and propagate it.

For trimming the mini monstera, I generally keep one leaf, one node, and long enough aerial root to encourage it to root and to have a new shoot.


of course, you can make cuttings that have more than one leaf or root but at least it has to have one node and aerial root to succeed propagation.








for Rhaphidophora tetrasperma propagation, we can do soil propagation, moss propagation, and water propagation. I personally prefer water propagation, so I will let the cuttings to callus about 4~5 hours in a shady area, and then, simply put in water.


*Tip: when you callus your cuttings, place it on the shady and well-ventilated area






once the cuttings callus enough, arrange the cuttings and put in a jar, and fill up clean water until all aerial root sink in the water.

To encourage the rooting, I recommend to place it in bright to medium light conditions :)

we can do aqua cultivation for mini monstera plant but I'm going to transfer the plant in the soil once they rooted enough.



So, this is pretty much everything for today blog post.

Hope this post was informative enough for you