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Monstera Deliciosa Q :)

Posted by wandering_willow 6-7 (My Page) on
Tue, Sep 28, 10 at 23:24

Hey everyone,

So I recently rescued a very cute Monstera Deliciosa off a clearance rack at lowes - I've wanted one for some time, and am thrilled to get it so cheap, even if it needs a little TLC!

I've been doing some research here about them, and noticed a lot of people in past posts have mentioned putting a sphagnum moss pole in for them to climb/stick their aerial roots into, and am wondering if this is something my plant needs? Is it for looks or for the health of the plant?

I personally don't mind if it sprawls rather than grows up, but if it wants to dig its roots into a sphagnum pole and climb, far be it from me to stop it! haha.

Thanx!

-Willow


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RE: Monstera Deliciosa Q :)

By nature they climb. The leaves will grow larger and look nicer too if you have it grow upright. Plus it can get pretty big and attach itself to near-by things you may not want it to if you let it go any which way it hangs.


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