5 years to reach maturity
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Silver Monstera Overview
Monstera siltepecana is an evergreen trailing or vining epiphyte that is a popular choice to grow as a houseplant for its small unique leaves. The new young foliage appears a blue-green colour with delicate silver markings. Grow up a trellis or alternative supports to create a tropical rain forest feel to your living space. As the leaves mature the silver fades and they start to develop the leaf fenestration (holes) that helped the plant deal with the winds and rain of tropical storms. From South Mexico to Central America, Monstera siltepecana will appreciate well-draining soils 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. Monstera siltepecana is a close relative to Monstera oreophila and Monstera adansonii vat. laniata which are native to South America.
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How to propagate Silver Monstera
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 Silver Monstera
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 Silver Monstera
Suits a conservatory or light indoor room as an architectural feature houseplant, grown for the leaves.