Type: Terrarium, House Pot Plant, Exterior Aquarium Decoration
Item: 1 healthy leaf with a root system attached for you to dip into an aquarium or filter. New leaves will sprout out the side of the current leaf and form a trail.
Name of species: We believe this to be Monstera Adansonii var Adansonii. Refer to diagram created by Michael Madison. Number 11.
Care: Average but not easy. You need to ensure this plant has some fertiliser and don’t forget to water it otherwise the tips will look burnt. Also remember to flush out the potting mix and discard run-off (if that’s how you’re growing it) to remove build up of salts from fertilisers.
Growth Rate: Fast
Lighting: Medium to bright but diffused light. I personally would not put this directly under a light bulb as that would be too bright
Origin: From the jungles of Central and South America
Propagation: Cuttings with a leaf and root already present
Colour: Solid green with little holes
Additional Information: A must have for any open aquarium or filter! Simply poke the root system into your filter media (whatever it may be) and bring the look of your filter to life! Hang on the back (HOB) filters are perfect as you can just remove the lid. Many people will just dip the ends of the plant in their fish tank and trail it around the edges or corners to create a gorgeous vine. All it takes is one end of the plant to suck up the nutrients and the rest of the vine can be coiled around or draped anywhere you wish. The roots of the M.Adansonii will absorb the nitrates and phosphate and use them for growth. Note: If you have inquisitive children and pets who may want to chew or crush plants please be aware that ingesting it can cause burning, swelling of lips, tongue, and throat; vomiting; and diarrhoea. (Fish are not known to eat it therefore it is safe for your aquarium and commonly used).
Also note: We remove the cuttings from the mother plant on the day your order is sent