During Winter and some early Spring shipments, some of the plant materials in this shipment are DORMANT.
This means that even though they have no green top growth, they will grow from dormant buds when temperatures are right. For many perennials, This 'rest period' is ESSENTIAL to good flowering performance in the upcoming season. During Summer/Winter months shipping might be delayed as we only will be shipping on days that we know it wonít harm the plant(s). Monday through Thursday
Philodendron Split Leaf Monstera deliciosa Folage Plant
A great plant for any home
Philodendrons grow quickly - remember this is still a starter plant
Leaves will arrive solid and will begin spliting in about 6 months
Can be grown outdoors year-round in zones 9a or higher.
Split-leaf Philodendron Monstera deliciosa
This is a vigorous, evergreen climber from Central America and Mexico. It has glossy green leaves that are pinnately split and perforated with oblong holes. Stems are short and jointed, with cordlike aerial roots that help support the plants as they climb. Monstera deliciosa need partial shade to high indirect light, with a rich, well-drained soil mix. In the greenhouse, we use a soil mix consisting of 2 parts peat moss to 2 parts loam to 1 part sand or perlite. The plants are kept moist for optimal growth and are fertilized on a weekly basis during the growing season (spring and summer).
They are very vigorous growers and need a lot of support to keep the stems from breaking. If grown in the home, plants should be grown on the dry side, as this will help slow their growth. They should be re-potted every other year into larger containers.
Our sale Philodendron is actively growing in 2.5-inch tall pots that are 3-5 inches tall. The perforated lobing of the leaves will form shortly as they add 2-3 additional leaves. The existing leaves are solid as the young plant needs all the surface area possible for photosynthesis and food production as they began to develop.
These plants grow very fast and you will have to transplant them into a 4-inch pot within 2 months. Your plant will be the size shown in about 2.5 to 3 years.