Unlike its close relatives, this Monstera is not known for its deep fenestrations! But rather its thick slightly puckered iridescent leaves. The leaves have a unique texture, appearing rigid and leathery. We imagine it looks like the skin of a crocodile!
Grow Pot Size: 4” Overall Height Including Grow Pot: 8-10” Plant Care Level: Easy
Being semi-epiphytic this monstera prefers a 1:1 growing mixture of potting soil and aroid medium. And thrive in LECA or aeration stones!
Monstera 'Peru' Care Tips
How to care for information:
Provide your plant with a moss or coco coir pole to climb on. This will provide support for the fast-growing vine. And it will produce larger leaves.
How to care for information:
As a plant matures they lose their bottom foliage. This is completely normal and unavoidable. If the upper leaves are turning yellow, you may need to reassess your watering routine or move the plant away from direct sunlight.
Allow the top 2 inches of the soil to dry before watering. Water thoroughly and remove excess water. Do not allow the soil to completely dry out.
Prefers bright, indirect light. Can tolerate low to medium light. But the brighter the light, the happier the plant will be.
The Monstera 'Peru' Story
Where is it from? The Monstera ‘Peru’ is native to Peru in South America.
Who is the Monstera 'Peru'? This Monstera can be identified by its falcate-shaped leaves and unique leaf texture. The Leaves can grow up to 6” in width. Typically you would see larger leaves on plants that are more mature or have been propagated from Mature plants.
Is the Monstera 'Peru'the right plant for me?
Providing a sturdy climbing trellis or moss pole for the Monstera ‘Peru’ will greatly benefit the plant. As it is semi-epiphytic it can be found in its native habitat climbing up trees. Providing the support will also increase your plant's overall health and size. It’s incredible watching this plant grow.
It prefers a location with bright, indirect light and high humidity. This is key to making ‘Peru’ happy! Because their leaves are thicker than most members of its genus, its roots prefer to be damp but not wet. This means you will want to be careful to not overwater your plant.
Pet Friendly: Unfortunately, the Monstera ‘Peru’ is not pet-friendly.
Location Suggestions: We suggest placing your plant in the bathroom or kitchen. It isn’t too picky on its location as long as you can increase the surrounding humidity.
Prefers bright, indirect light and can tolerate a small amount of off peak direct sun (about 3 hours).
Allow the top 2 inches of the soil to dry before watering.Check the soil every 5 to 7 days.
Can be done every 12-18 months. Choose a pot that is 2” larger in diameter than the original pot.
Use a well-draining, high organic matter soil mix with aroid medium. At a 1: to 1 ratio.
Average from 65°F - 75°F
Follow a monthly fertilizing schedule when the plant is actively growing. In most cases, this is in the spring and summer. Use a balanced fertilizer - this means a ratio of NPK that is all the same. Ex: 10-10-10.
Remove damaged/yellowing old leaves at the base of the petiole with a pair of shears.
Provide a moss pole for the plant to climb up.
General Information About Your Plant
South America - Peru
Leathery with rigid bumps with a falcate shape.
Toxic. Always keep your plants away from pets and children.