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Monstera karstenianum in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Monstera karstenianum

 

Monstera karstenianum

Commonly known as M. karstenianum (not a scientifically accepted name) and also goes under the name Monstera sp. Peru and thought to be a kind of M. Pinnatipartita. A hardy aroid sought for its shiny, puckered dark green leaves. It's a slow but steady grower that's easy to care for and thrives in mild climates with filtered sunlight (70-85%). Stiff leathery leaves are spaced approximately 2” apart. Let it trail down or give it a burlap pole to climb up.

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plant Features
  • Monstera karstenianum likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Monstera karstenianum likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Monstera karstenianum is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Monstera karstenianum likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Monstera karstenianum

Latin name

Monstera karstenianum

type

Climber

family

Araceae

ph

5.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Monstera karstenianum likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Monstera karstenianum is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Monstera karstenianum likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

  • Water

    Monstera karstenianum likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Monstera karstenianum is 0.50meters x 6.00meters 0.50 M 6.00 M

Monstera karstenianum

Commonly known as M. karstenianum (not a scientifically accepted name) and also goes under the name Monstera sp. Peru and thought to be a kind of M. Pinnatipartita. A hardy aroid sought for its shiny, puckered dark green leaves. It's a slow but steady grower that's easy to care for and thrives in mild climates with filtered sunlight (70-85%). Stiff leathery leaves are spaced approximately 2” apart. Let it trail down or give it a burlap pole to climb up.


Planting

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Temperatures between 65-80ºF (18-27ºC) are ideal. Lower than 65ºF (18Cº) will slow down this plants growth and below 50ºF (10ºC) will stop growth. A fairly bright room or bright with plenty of shade is best. Direct sunlight will damage the leaves and not enough light can slow growth down. A peat based potting soil mix with perlite or sand is ideal. Soil that drains well is needed.

 

Propagation

From Late Spring TO Mid Summer

Propagate from a mature stem tip cuttings during summer below an aerial root at the node. Place the stem cutting about 1 or 2 inches deep in moist potting soil and water moderately. It should begin rooting within the first couple of weeks or so.

 
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