My Monstera as it looks right now with its one huge leaf turning towards the sun to soak up as many rays as it can get. This leaf is massive (30×30 cm in diameter) and they will get even bigger as the plant matures. Hopefully my brightly lit living room will allow my Monstera to grow like they do in the wild.
I’m starting to see the big deal about watching Monstera leaves unfurl. You basically don’t know how the leaf is going to look until it has opened. If the plant isn’t getting enough light, even mature leaves won’t develop those beautiful holes and splits. I was worried about this one because I placed it 3 meters away from the nearest window, but it looks like it’s getting more than enough light. I’ve never owned a Monstera until I bought this one 3 weeks ago, so I’m still learning how to take care of it and keep it happy.
The first 3 pics were taken over a span of 3 days as the leaf slowly unfurled. It’s sooo shiny! I had to buy a plant-stick thingy to keep it from toppling over from the weight of the newest leaves. It’s growing very quickly and I need to train it to grow upwards before it gets too big.
I hit jackpot! My local Billigblomst had 50% off all plants and pots, so obviously I stood outside their doors the minute they opened. Good thing I was there early because people started pouring in, clogging the parking lot and road by the time I left the place. I didn’t really have anything in mind.. I mean.. I was there just yesterday and bought what I really needed.
I did bring these two home with me. They were already fairly cheap, but today I paid a whopping 20 DKK ($3) for this Monstera deliciosa and the same for a Ficus elastica variegata (variegated rubber plant). The plant stand cost 20 DKK as well.
They’re a lot different from the succulents I usually grow because well.. they’re not succulents. But they should be able to handle drying up for a few days if I’m away. I’ve been told at least the rubber plant is hard to kill. And they can grow in indirect light, which means they don’t have to take up space in my living room window. I’m officially building my own jungle!