How do you treat Rhaphidophora Tetrasperma?

Asked By: Luzdivina Holdermuller | Last Updated: 28th June, 2020
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Lighting: Rhaphidophora tetrasperma requires bright, filtered light. Indoors, direct sun is fine; outdoors, a little bit of dappled sun is fine as well. In my case, I keep it near a west-facing window (northern hemisphere), and outdoors I keep it in bright shade that gets a touch of morning sun.

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Moreover, how do you grow Rhaphidophora Tetrasperma?

Lighting: Rhaphidophora tetrasperma requires bright, filtered light. Indoors, direct sun is fine; outdoors, a little bit of dappled sun is fine as well. In my case, I keep it near a west-facing window (northern hemisphere), and outdoors I keep it in bright shade that gets a touch of morning sun.

Secondly, how fast does Rhaphidophora Tetrasperma grow? This is one of the fastest growing varieties of aroid, growing 6 to 12 feet in a season while sending out branches in seemingly every direction.

Also asked, is Rhaphidophora Tetrasperma a Monstera?

Raphidophora Tetrasperma is a fast-growing vining plant like the famous Monstera form. This is one of the fastest-growing varieties of aroid which is desired for its unique fenestrated leaves. Sometimes it is also called “Dwarf Monstera” or “Monstera Ginny” as it resembles the Monstera deliciosa.

Is Rhaphidophora Tetrasperma a philodendron?

Rhaphidophora tetrasperma (common names: "Mini Monstera", Philodendron "Ginny", Philodendron "Piccolo") is a species of plant in the family Araceae, genus Rhaphidophora. It is native to Southern Thailand and to Malaysia.

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Can Monstera grow in water?

Growing in water is not a normal way to grow this plant. Monstera deliciosa does not grow in water. It grows as an epiphyte on trees and rocks and sends roots down into the soil sometimes from 20+ feet in the air, from where it is growing (this property is called being hemiepiphytic).

How do you get Monstera to climb?

An ideal way to train monstera as a house plant is to give it a moss totem on which to climb. These can be purchased at garden centers, or you can make one using inch-mesh chicken wire, rolled to form a tube 36 or 48 inches long and about 4 inches in diameter. Stuff it with moistened long-strand sphagnum moss.

Why are my Monstera leaves not splitting?

If you notice that your monstera's leaves aren't splitting properly, move it to a better-lit area. Monstera deliciosa leaves can turn yellow if they are overwatered or undernourished. If this happens, refrain from watering your plant until you feel its soil dry.

Where can I cut monstera for propagation?

People often ask me about propagating monsteras, and the best advice I can give is to take a cutting from below the node on the stem, where the leaves and aerial roots grow. After you take the cutting, I prefer to use either the water or soil methods of propagation.

What do Monstera seeds look like?


Regular Monstera seeds are like a green/yellow about the size of a kernel of corn. I grow them. from seed you can see a seed pod here.

When should I repot Monstera?

Upon purchasing, if the pot is too small, proceed to repot the Monstera so that it may grow adequately. After that, every year or every 2 years and preferably preferably in spring, repot your monstera plant in a pot of a very slightly larger size.

How do you propagate Monstera deliciosa?

Cuttings should be taken just after a leaf node, removing the bottom-most leaves. Then either root the swiss cheese plant cuttings in water for a few weeks and transplant to a pot or partially bury the cuttings directly in the soil itself. Since they root so easily, there's no need for rooting hormone.

How do you put a moss pole in Monstera?

Training Cheese Plant on a Moss Pole
The sturdiest situation will result if you insert the Monstera moss pole into the soil at potting. Push the pole all the way to the bottom of the container and snuggle the plant in close, then fill in with potting soil. Training is necessary to keep the upright habit.

Can you split a monstera plant?

Monstera is usually repotted but can also be divided – see SFGate's How to Divide the Root Ball on a Split Leaf Philodendron – briefly, water the plant thoroughly a week before dividing it, then not again until you have repotted it. Unpot the plant and put it on its side.

How do you plant Monstera seeds?


Seed from a Monstera is quite easy to get, but it doesn't have a long shelf life: the sooner you plant it, the better. First, allow the seeds to soak 12 hours in lukewarm water. The seeds should swell a bit. Then plant the seed in a little soil and keep the soil moist.

Do Monstera leaves grow back?

Over time, your monstera will lose its lower leaves as it continues to climb; even pinching off growth tips won't stop its upward growth. While there's no way to encourage regrowth on those bare lower stems, it's easy to propagate a new, fuller-looking plant from a healthy stem with several leaves.

How do you prune a philodendron?

Pruning philodendron plant
  1. Cut off the longest stems, which are the oldest and most likely to turn yellow.
  2. Cut at the joints where they meet the main crown of the plant.
  3. If the stems descend below the soil, cut them at the soil line.
  4. Water the plant immediately after pruning.

How do you keep moss poles moist?

Place the pot, plant and pole under warm (room temp) water and let it run off, through and saturate both soil and pole. Whenever you water, make sure to get the pole wet as well.

How do you propagate split leaf philodendron in water?

Remove a 6-inch stem from a healthy philodendron plant. Make a clean cut with a pair of scissors, gardening clippers or a sharp knife, cutting the stem just below a set of leaves. Pinch off two or three sets of leaves so at least two leaf nodes on the stem are bare. Suspend the leafless end of the cutting in the water.

How do you repot a split leaf philodendron?


Repot split-leaf philodendrons every two years, or sooner if it has become root bound and outgrown its pot. Choose a new pot that is 1 inch larger in diameter than the current pot. Select a pot with drainage holes in the bottom. Mix equal parts peat moss, perlite and potting soil.

How do you take care of a split leaf philodendron?

Indoor Care
  1. Choose a location with bright, indirect sunlight for your split-leaf philodendron in temperatures that consistently stay between 70 to 75 degrees.
  2. Pot the split-leaf philodendron in a peat-based potting media.
  3. Water regularly with a watering can or cup during the growing season.