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  • Writer's pictureRachelle Ford

Monstera Plant Care Cheat Sheet

Monsteras are a household favorite with their variation in size, leaf shape, and their quick growth.

Lighting: This plant can tolerate 2-3 hours of direct sunlight touching the foliage. Monstera can handle lower light but prefer bright indirect light. The brighter the light, the more fenestrations and leaf variations will be seen. To maintain the plant's size, a minimum of 100 FC is required, but for good growth, you want around 400 FC.

Watering: This plant likes to dry out at least 1/2 of the way between watering. It can tolerate drying most of the way out, and the leaves will begin to droop when it is thirsty.


This quick cheat sheet is meant to give you tips and tricks for how to best care for your plant. All of the information above is based on my personal experience and advice with houseplants and the lighting requirements are a reference from Daryl Chang of House Plant Journal.

*FC is lighting measured in Foot Candles and requires a light meter to get an accurate reading.

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