Get Your Hands on Fresh Monstera Deliciosa Seeds!
Tropical growers love Monstera deliciosa for its striking looks and ease of care, but it’s not so well-known among gardeners in cooler climates. That’s because it takes a little more effort to grow the monstera outside of the tropics, but it’s definitely worth the trouble! In fact, monstera plants are relatively small and compact, making them ideal indoor plants that can brighten up your living space without taking up too much space or requiring too much work. Plus, growing monstera can be fun for gardeners and non-gardeners alike!
What are monstera deliciosa seeds?
Monstera deliciosas are large, tropical vines native to southern Mexico. Some gardeners call them Swiss cheese plants because of their holes, which let air and light into their massive root systems. The vines grow quickly, twisting around trees and other structures for support. Once mature, they produce small cream-colored flowers with a bright yellow center that give way to globe-shaped fruits up to 2 feet in diameter… The fruit itself is green when young but turns yellow or orange as it ripens.
Can I grow them in my country?
If you’re worried about growing these monster plants, don’t be. These large houseplants only require a humid environment and moderate light to thrive in our region. Houseplants are notorious for being finicky, but monsteras aren’t picky. In fact, they do well outside in our milder climate, even during winter and rainy season. There is one caveat: when you bring them inside during fall or spring months and bring them outside again in summertime (or vice versa), make sure you acclimate them slowly by gradually moving them between different environments – room to living room to patio – over a few days.
What can I do with the roots once they die?
Every gardener knows that it’s important to get your hands on good quality seeds, as they can make or break a successful growing experience. That being said, even with proper care, every seed isn’t always guaranteed to grow into something beautiful. It’s also important to keep in mind that because certain plants have an extensive life cycle, you may have some plant parts (such as roots) left over once you bring a plant to its end of life. Not sure what you can do with all of these dead plant bits? Here are four options
Where can I buy them?
Buying these fresh monstera deliciosas can be quite a challenge as they are not available in your local superstore or nursery. You’ll have to look for a reputable dealer and buy directly from him. Make sure you pick a supplier who has years of experience in handling monsteras. Otherwise, you could lose your investment in seeds before you even get started. It may sound complicated, but with a little research and due diligence you should be able to find everything you need within a few weeks. I recommend starting your search with Google, YouTube, or Bing and adding buy seeds after monstera deliciosas to narrow down options.
The best way to plant monstera deliciosa seeds?
The best way to plant monstera deliciosas is to simply place them on top of well-draining soil, which is good for most plants. You should water your seedlings regularly and make sure that you keep them in a warm, humid environment. Although watering isn’t really a requirement for planting monsteras, it can help speed up their germination process; however, if you don’t plant them as soon as they arrive at your home or garden center, you’ll need to keep them moist. Since many types of seeds are dormant until they receive moisture from rain or watering, it’s important that you give your new monsteras plenty of moisture before planting them in order to prevent unnecessary loss.
Why should I use starter mix?
If you’re just getting started with houseplants, it can be tempting to skip any preparation. But before you start your seeds, you should always prep your soil by adding some organic matter and mixing in a little compost starter mix. Starter mix is basically specially formulated dirt that comes with beneficial bacteria, microbes, and trace minerals. It’s one of those things that’s like you don’t know what you don’t know until you know it – meaning if we don’t tell you about it here then most people will go without for their first few starts and not realize that they’re missing out on something good (for them).
Can I transplant monstera deliciosa seedlings?
Yes, monsteras can be transplanted as long as they are still very small. Try transplanting them before they have grown larger than 12 in height. Transplant when there is no longer any danger of frost in your area and after all danger of frost has passed in their native habitat. This will give your plant plenty of time to become established before winter sets in.
Planting too deep – how do I fix this?
If you planted your monsteras too deep, don’t worry: All you need to do is wait until spring, then carefully dig up your seedlings. Gently tease apart each rootball and repot them in a shallow container filled with well-draining soil; leave just enough room between each seedling so that they can grow freely without crowding each other. Repot as many times as needed over the next year until they’re ready to plant outdoors in your garden or containers. Just be sure to keep an eye out for any pests that may have infested your container plants and treat them if necessary (you can always start new ones from fresh seeds instead).
How often should I water?
As you may have guessed, most tropicals don’t need much water. However, they do need consistent moisture. The best way to water is in small doses throughout the day. This will ensure that your plant gets all of the nutrients it needs while preventing mildew and rot. You should also avoid watering directly on top of your leaves or letting your plant sit in a puddle; instead, try a mister or drip system so that you can keep track of how much moisture you’re giving your plant at any given time.
How much sunlight do they need?
Monsteras need a lot of light. Most will do fine in direct sunlight, but if you’re worried about burning your leaves, try to put them near a window that gets plenty of sun or move them outside when they start to flower. With enough light, these plants can grow up to 15 feet tall in just a few months, so make sure they have room to spread out.
Do I need to fertilize my monstera deliciosa plants?
In general, it is not necessary to fertilize your monsteras. However, if you are noticing a reduction in growth or leaf size, try feeding your plant with a small dose of liquid fertilizer (1/4 strength) once every 3-4 weeks. You can also apply a bit of slow-release fertilizer at planting. Slow release fertilizers generally come in granular form and dissolve over time as they are consumed by plants.
What if leaves turn yellow while growing?
Yellow leaves are a sign of chlorosis. Make sure to provide your Monsteras with lots of light, but protect them from strong direct sunlight or they will burn. If you’re growing in soil, try adding a bit more fertilizer to help promote green leafy growth. If you’re growing your plant in water, consider adding some crushed coral or oyster shell for extra calcium and tannins (which also help keep leaves green). Be careful not to over-fertilize though; if there is too much nitrogen in your water supply it can lead to yellowing and burning as well.
Pests and diseases of monstera deliciosas.
There are very few pests and diseases that target monsteras, in part because of their thick leaves and large amount of chlorophyll. Aphids can sometimes be a problem, but they can easily be eradicated by spraying them with water or picking them off individually. If you have an infestation of aphids, an indoor spray containing neem oil will solve your problem. Mealybugs may also occasionally appear. To get rid of these pests, remove as many as possible by hand and discard (or freeze), then spray your plant with a product containing insecticidal soap.