Like most tropical plants (including monsteras) mini monsteras like bright, indirect sunlight. This means near or in a very bright window, but not directly in the sun’s rays. An east-facing window is usually best.
Mini monsteras like a moderate amount of water, so when the top two inches of soil are dry, add water to the soil until it starts to drain out the bottom of the pot. Then empty the drainage tray immediately.
It’s important not to over-water, because over-watering can lead to root rot. While this condition is treatable with repotting and out Root rot treatment, it can kill a plant if you don’t catch it early enough.
On the other end of the watering spectrum, never let the soil get completely dry, or you’ll have a dried-out, possibly dead mini monstera on your hands!
Soil and Potting
Choose a soil and pot that drain well so your mini monstera’s roots aren’t sitting in water (hello root rot!).
Try mixing a little orchid bark into indoor potting mix and using a plastic or ceramic pot with a drainage hole or two.
Rhaphidophora tetrasperma grows rapidly in the spring and summer, so it’s important to fertilise a few times a month with liquid fertiliser added to its water.