Potted in 250mm pot. New leaf also unfurling
Allow the soil to feel dry about an inch down before giving it a thorough watering.
As delicate as they appear, they’re actually quite hardy plants and will do much better in drier soil conditions than in persistently moist soil.
It’s important to note that over-watering can cause root rot and attract fungus gnats.
Remember that they are a tropical rain forest plant. This means they thrive in humid climates with warm temperatures.
They will thrive in humidity, don’t always need excessively high amounts.
Variegated monsteras prefer well-draining soil and should not be left to sit in moist conditions.
A potting mix consisting of peat moss, perlite, coco coir, chunky orchid bark and worm castings is ideal.
This monstera potting mix is ready to go as -s and is easier and cheaper than buying all the substrates separately.
However, I would still recommend adding in extra perlite to get the drainage consistency you need.