Whew, what a mouthful of a plant name! Also known as “Dwarf Monstera,” the rhaphidophora tetrasperma has a very similar look to the Monstera, but remains much smaller. This rare beauty is a great choice if you love the look of the Monstera plant but don’t want to commit to its large footprint. This plant is somewhat rare, and often not available, so we are thrilled to offer it to you as our plant of the week. It generally has similar care needs to other philodendrons, which means it prefers bright indirect light, and moderate watering. This plant is pretty good for beginners, too!
Quick tips and tricks for the Rhaphidophora Tetrasperma!
- Bright Indirect Light is definitely best for this plant
- This is the brightest spot you have, with no direct sunlight exposure
- Water when first two-to-three inches of soil has dried
- This plant enjoys being moist, but not soggy
- This plant loves high humidity
- If your home is dry consider using a pebble tray with a little water to create humidity.
- Consider spinning your split leaf periodically to get it the most even exposure to sunlight as possible
- This will help it both keep an aesthetically uniform look, and keep your plant happy and healthy
- Periodically, you will want to gently wipe the leaves with a damp cloth
- This plant is considered very toxic, so keep out of reach of curious eaters. Want to find some non-toxic options? We have some suggestions over on this blog post here.