Monstera Deliciosa Swiss Cheese Houseplant Seeds
5 Monstera seeds. Monstera deliciosa, the Swiss cheese plant, is a species of flowering plant native to tropical forests of southern Mexico, south to Panama. It has been introduced to many tropical areas.
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Use plastic shallow seed trays with drainage, this prevents mold from developing and allows the soil to dry out quickly. Use an organic potting mix. Monstera seeds take around 10 days to sprout and can take up to 3 weeks depending on the conditions. Monstera likes warm temperatures germinates at around 20°C. Keep soil moist/damp but not soaked, a plant mister is perfect for Monstera plants and cover with clingfilm or a propagator lid to retain moisture whilst young. As they get larger, transfer into desired pots and placed in indirect sunlight.
Keep in mind that not all of your Monsteras will survive the first repotting. This isn’t an indication you’ve done anything wrong. It is not uncommon to lose a few seedlings. Most of your Monstera plants should make it through!
One thing to note is that Monstera grown from seed will most likely not put out a fenestrated leaf for years. Fenestrations (the characteristic holes we’ve all come to love from Monsteras) are an indication that a plant is very well cared for, gets the perfect amount of light, and is well-established. That’s part of why young plants tend to be cheaper: they won’t produce fenestrations for a while.
Continue to care for your Monstera, and it will get large enough to produce leaves with fenestrations in a few years. There’s nothing more exciting than seeing the first fenestrated leaf unfurl!