Mini Monstera - Kokedama style

Latin name

Kokedama Rhaphidophora tetrasperma

Pronounciation

(“raf-id-oh-FOR-ah tet-rah-SPER-mah”)

Common name

Kokedama Rhaphidophora tetrasperma

Origin

Thailand and Malaysia

How easy is it care for?

Our Kokedama style Mini Monstera, also known as Kokedama Rhaphidophora tetrasperma, makes a beautiful hanging plant for your home or as a gift. Despite its close resemblance to both Monstera deliciosa and Monstera adansonii (which is the reason for its common names), this plant is not actually a Monstera. It is from a related genus with a far less easy-to-pronounce scientific name, Raphidophora. Rhaphidophora tetrasperma grows very much like Monsteras, Philodendrons and Epipremnum and can be cared for in much the same way. Very young plants don’t have the distinctive cut-outs in the leaves that older plants have, but these soon develop and give the plant its very distinctive, Mini Monstera look, which is shown off beautifully in our kokedama-style hanging planter. All our potted plants come in compostable coir pots.

Caring for your plant

Light

Avoid direct sunlight, but otherwise tolerant of a wide range of light conditions

Watering

This plant does best in moist, but not wet, soil. It will cope with drying out occasionally.

Pruning

The plant can be pruned to maintain shape and encoure more bushy growth – cut back individual vines to a bud. Cuttings can be rooted to produce a new plant

Feeding

A weak solution of fertilizer should be added to the water at every watering

Pest & Diseases

Be on the lookout for mealybugs and two-spotted spider mites, both of which should be physically removed when seen. Significant infestrations of mealybugs or their egg masses should be removed by cutting off the affected parts of the plant (likely to be near the tips of the vines).

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