Often mistaken for a Monstera, the 'Minima' has no genetic relation! It's simply a look-alike. The exotic fenestrations will give your urban jungle an extra kick. This fast-growing vine will take up a lot of space very quickly. Be prepared to do some light pruning or provide additional support. Low light levels will cause the plant to elongate and produce fewer leaves.
Grow Pot Size: 4" and 6” Overall Height Including Grow Pot:10-20” depending on grow pot size. Plant Care Level: Easy to Medium
This plant has beautiful exotic fenestrations that stand out amongst your other plants!
Monstera ‘Minima’ Care Tips
Other Common Names: Philo Ginny, Baby Monstera
Binomial Name:Rhaphidophora tetrasperma
Care Level: Easy to medium
Light: Bright, indirect light
Water:Allow the top 2” of soil to dry
Pet Friendly: No
The Monstera ‘Minima’ Story
Where is it from? The plant is native to Southern Thailand and to Malaysia.
Who is the Monstera ‘Minima’? This plant has many names that all circle back to “mini” versions of the Monstera. But don’t get it confused. It’s not actually a Philodendron or Monstera, it’s a Rhaphidophora.
Good For You! The Monstera ‘Minima’ is the best for sleeping! It purifies the air and keeps your home feeling fresh. It has amazing air-purifying properties that make it a great plant for your home!
Is the Monstera ‘Minima’ the right plant for me?
The Monstera ‘Minima’ is an excellent addition to your urban jungle. It is fast-growing, fairly easy to care for, and provides that extra wow factor that plants sometimes lack! Your friends will be impressed. Provide the Monstera ‘Minima’ with adequate light such as bright, indirect light or near a large window. It prefers to slightly dry out in between watering.
Pet Friendly: Unfortunately, the Monstera ‘Minima’ is not pet-friendly.
Location Suggestions:This plant looks amazing in living rooms and bedrooms.
Prefers bright, indirect light
Allow the top 2” of the soil to dry before watering. Water thoroughly and remove excess water. Do not allow the soil to completely dry out.
Average from 65°F to 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.
Highly toxic. Always keep plants out of reach of pets and children.
Remove dried or damaged leaves to keep the plant looking nice and healthy.
As the plant matures, it may require staking or a form of support for the plant to grow along.
General Information About Your Plant
Southern Thailand and to Malaysia
The green leaves have beautiful fenestrations.
Can be done every 12-18 months. Choose a pot that is 2” larger in diameter than the original pot. This is a fast grower so you may need to repot more often.
Use a well-draining, high organic matter soil mix.