Often called the 'Mini Monstera' the Rhaphidophora Tetrasperma is in the same species as Monstera (Araceae) however Rhaphidophora is totally different genus to Monstera, Its cute glossy green, split leaves make it easy to see why it was given its nickname. R. Tetrasperma is an avid climber, in its natural environment it is found climbing trees and gripping onto their bark with aerial roots, obtaining moisture from the run-off from the trees, this makes them very easy to care for in the home as they love dappled light to bright shade and not too much water.
Current Pot Size: 80mm, 120mm
Synonyms: Philodendron minima (often mislabelled) Mini Monstera, Mini Swiss Cheese, Mini Fruit Salad plant
Light: Bright indirect to full shade - Category 4-5 (please see our blog on plant light requirements)
Soil: Well draining, moisture retaining - Soil type x (please see our blog on soil requirements)
Fertiliser: As directed on your fertiliser of choice. Fortnightly or monthly during the growing season (please see our blog on plant food)
Watering: Don't over water this plant likes to dry out between waters
Maintenance: R. tetrasperma love to climb and are pretty fast growers, get them on a totem or lean against a wall. If the stem is stretching more than usual between leaves or the plant stop developing leaves it is an indicator that it is not receiving enough light.