Monstera 'Dubia' (Shingle Plant)
You can recognize the Monstera dubia by its small, heart-shaped leaves, speckled with both light and dark green. The gorgeous light and dark green patterned leaves make this a beautiful plant. Monstera dubia is sometimes called the “shingle plant” because its leaves lie so flat against the trees it climbs in the wild, creating the appearance of shingles.
Scientific Name: Monstera Dubia
Common Names: Shingle Plant, Windowleaf Plant
Light: The Monstera Dubia thrives in bright, indirect light. Place it near a window with filtered sunlight, ensuring it doesn't receive direct sun, which can scorch its leaves.
Water: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water when the top inch of the soil feels dry. Ensure good drainage to prevent root rot.
Soil: Use a well-draining, peat-based soil mix. A mix of regular potting soil and perlite works well to maintain the right moisture balance.
Humidity: Maintain moderate to high humidity levels, which mimics its native tropical environment. Consider using a humidity tray or misting the plant to keep the air around it moist.
Temperature: The Monstera Dubia prefers temperatures between 65°F to 80°F (18°C to 27°C). Avoid exposing it to cold drafts.
Fertilizer: During the growing season (spring and summer), feed your Monstera Dubia with a balanced liquid fertilizer every 4-6 weeks. Reduce or stop feeding in the winter when growth slows.
Pet Information: The Monstera Dubia is toxic to pets and children if ingested.