5 years to reach maturity
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Philodendron 'Cobra' Overview
Monstera standleyana or Philodendron 'Cobra' is an evergreen plant from the Araceae family. It is a popular choice to grow as a houseplant for its small unique leaves. The leaves are often attractively variegated with creamy-yellow colouring. Grow up a trellis or alternative supports to create a tropical rain forest feel to your living space. This tropical plant is sometimes sold under the name Philodendron 'Cobra', it is also sometimes called Five Holes Plant or 5 Holes Plant. Originating from Central America to northwestern Colombia, Monstera standleyana appreciates well-draining soil and being allowed to (almost) completely dry out between watering. Place your container near a window, but not in direct sunlight to finish providing its natural growing habitat. This plant can suffer from mealybugs when grown indoors, so inspect regularly. Keep this plant away from pets as this plant is highly toxic when ingested.
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How to propagate Philodendron 'Cobra'
A tip cutting, including at least two leaves, will root in spring, if it is planted in a deep pot containing a moistened equal-parts mixture of peat moss and sand. Enclose the cutting in a plastic bag.
Special features of Philodendron 'Cobra'
Plants grown indoors in temperate regions only occasionally produce flowers and fruit.
Attractive foliage plant
Locate this plant in a bright, humid and warm spot, but not in direct sunlight.
Other uses of Philodendron 'Cobra'
Suits a conservatory or light indoor room as an architectural feature houseplant, grown for the leaves.