Monstera is a type of tropical climbing vine that is popular among indoor plant enthusiasts. It is known for its large, glossy leaves that are often cut into distinctive shapes. To ensure that your Monstera thrives, it is important to have the right soil mix. This Monstera soil mix recipe will help you create the perfect soil mix for your Monstera.
- One part peat moss
- One part perlite
- One part vermiculite
- One part compost
- One part soil conditioner
- Optional: one part charcoal
- Gather all of the ingredients and supplies needed for the soil mix.
- Make sure all ingredients are clean and free of debris.
- Sterilize the soil by baking it in the oven for 30 minutes.
- Let the soil cool before mixing.
- Combine the peat moss, perlite, vermiculite, compost, and soil conditioner in a large container.
- Mix the ingredients together thoroughly.
- If desired, add the charcoal to the mix.
- Stir the mixture until it is evenly blended.
- Place the soil mix in a large container for storage.
- Place a potting container with drainage holes on a stable surface.
- Fill the container with the soil mix.
- Pat down the soil to make sure it is firmly packed.
- Make a hole in the center of the soil for the Monstera root ball.
- Place the Monstera root ball in the hole.
- Cover the root ball with soil and lightly pat down.
- Water the Monstera thoroughly after planting.
- Allow the top inch of soil to dry out between waterings.
- Water the Monstera from the top of the soil, not from the bottom.
- Make sure the water drains out of the bottom of the pot.
- Monitor the soil to make sure it is not too wet or too dry.
- Add more soil mix if needed to keep the Monstera in an optimal environment.
- Monitor the Monstera for signs of pests or disease.
- Prune the Monstera as needed to keep it in