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Mini Monstera

Rhaphidophora tetrasperma

Also known as

Philodendron "Ginny", Philodendron "Piccolo", Monstera Minima, Monstera Piccolo

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Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size








5 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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A hand holding a glass of Rhaphidophora tetrasperma against a white background
A hand holding a pot of Rhaphidophora tetrasperma
A photo of Mini Monstera
A photo of Mini Monstera
A hand holding a glass of Rhaphidophora tetrasperma cuttings growing roots

Mini Monstera Overview

Rhaphidophora tetrasperma is easily confused with other loosely related genera such as Monstera and Philodendron, which are all in the arum family, Araceae. Rhaphidophora species are in fact from a completely different part of the world. Also known as Monstera Minima, Mini Monstera and Monstera Piccolo, amongst other names, this plant is popular with aroid and houseplant enthusiasts. It grows well in bright, partial shade and enjoys a moist, well-draining potting medium. Place in moss mixed with soil and perlite for a simple aroid mix. This plant originates from Southern Thailand and Malaysia. Grown for their attractive foliage which varies in structure with age. Developing into pinnately divided and longer stalked arrangements as plants mature. Flowers are produced on mature specimens, most often when grown outside and these are rarely produced on plants grown as houseplants. These are petalless and arranged on a flowering spike surrounded by a yellow-green spathe.

Common problems with Mini Monstera

How to propagate Mini Monstera


Special features of Mini Monstera

Attractive leaves

Attractive foliage plant.

Indoor plant

Pot plant