The Monstera deliciosa comes from Asia and from tropical America, where it began to spread in the 800’s, the fruit is produced by the plant exclusively in the areas mentioned above. The areas where the tropical forests of Guatemala have spread more, its development is bushy and has unique, jagged, dark-colored leaves. The American bread plant needs to be moistened very often. To make sure to water it properly, you can control the soil: it must be moist but not full of water and you must remove the one in the saucer.
The plant resists well even at low temperatures, but below 12 ° C could be in difficulty, the recommended temperature for its habitat is that between 18 and 22 ° C, for this reason it is very good to live in homes. The high temperatures could damage it, in particularly hot periods it is appropriate to reduce the intervals between irrigation and another, moreover, it should always “breathe” fresh air. Monstera deliciosa needs little land, the transplantation must take place only when the plant has become disproportionate. It is good to use the universal soil with the addition of polystyrene to pellets, in order to drain the water and lighten the mixture, attention: drainage is fundamental to avoid water stagnation, lethal for the plant. It needs fertilizer in the period from March to September, it must be introduced into the soil through the water used for irrigation every 30 days, a specific fertilizer is used for green plants.
Diseases and cures
Monstera deliciosa is rarely affected by pests, in case it happens they will be green aphids, to eliminate them simply use specific pesticides to be sprayed directly on the plant infested.
Monstera deliciosa develops very quickly and forms aerial roots that allow it to support itself as a climbing plant, when these increase it must be provided with a brace to allow the roots to anchor. The brace must be covered with moss, to help the roots to support themselves better. If the American bread plant begins to make yellow leaves, it must be repotted by increasing the drainage of the soil and reducing watering. If on the contrary the leaves start to burn, it needs more water.