I was inspired to draw one of my Monsterra leaves and created this design which I called Monsterra Mash. It is available in my shop on 3 other background colors as well as the black design shown below.
The newest leaf is partially uncurled and the next new leaf is spiking up. Big difference since my previous post about it. Here’s a close-up of the leaf. It has a brown mark on it which you can see in the photo. I’ll have to do some research to see what caused it.
No, I didn’t give it away, I decided that it needed a bigger pot. So, yesterday I went shopping and found a gorgeous new pot. It should suit well for a few years. I bought a bag of orchid mix and a clay drip saucer, which I painted white. I also bought the stand that it’s on.
I poured about half the bag of (mostly bark) orchid mix into the pot and then poured in some succulent mix and mixed it up a bit. Then I dug a hole big enough for the plant in the middle.
Getting the plant’s roots out of the bottom of the pot was going to be tricky, so I cut down the side of the pot with a pair of scissors and it slid right out. Then I planted it in the hole that I dug and watered it.
Here is my Monsterra in his new pot.
Here is a close-up of the developing leaf. See another leaf coming up in the background?
The gravel on top of the soil mix helps keep it from getting fungus gnats and also helps when I water it that I’m not eroding the soil. I water it about every 10 days normally, I’ll check it in a week and see how it is.
Here’s a photo of the entire plant. It gets light all day and hopefully will be happy in it’s new pot.
This Monsterra is really growing. There’s a new leaf opening up and it’s the 3rd new leaf since I bought it. See previous posts about this wild plant of mine HERE.
Here is a photo of the new leaf.
Next is a photo showing the 3 leaves with fenestrations and the new leaf, which will have fenestrations. The tall middle leaf was the only one that had fenestrations on it. The ones on either side of it are the first and second new leaves.
Last is a photo of the whole plant. Yes, I love the beach and sea creatures.
My Monsterra is growing nicely. The newest leaf had gotten big, almost as big as the previous leaf.
Here’s the newest leaf.
I’ve moved the Monsterra onto my chest of drawers so that I don’t have to move it everyday. It seems to be happy there. I’m watering it every 10 or 12 days and using very diluted fertilizer in the water, letting it run through and then I mist it and let it drain well before putting the pot inside the outer pot. I’ll probably need to re-pot it soon, as there are roots starting to come out of the bottom of the pot.