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Update on Newest Monsterra Leaf

I had written about the newest Monsterra leaf in a previous post, and it is now fully open. Here is a close-up photo of the newest leaf.

The two behind it are the previous new leaves. Here’s a couple photos of the plant.

I moved everything around in the room so that the plant could get more light. It’s growing nicely and hopefully will grow some more leaves soon.

If you’d like to read all about my Monsterra you can catch up on all the posts about it HERE.

Thanks for stopping by! Until next time. ✌🏼

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Monsterra Leaf Update

The newest leaf, which I wrote about in this post, has started to uncurl. The previous leaf is standing tall above the newest one in these photos.

So far there doesn’t seem to be any more developing leaves. I’m anxious to see how big this thing is gonna get.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Until next time ✌🏼

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Monsterra Update

I have been gone for a few days, dog sitting for my youngest while they were on vacation, and was surprised at the changes in my Monsterra while I was gone. Big changes since my last update.

The partially opened leaf was fully open and the newest developing leaf had really grown. Here’s a photo of the new fully open leaf.

Here’s a close-up of the developing leaf.

This next photo is the new leaf on left and developing leaf on the right.

The next photo shows the underside of the new leaf at the top right and the developing leaf top middle.

I’ve never had a plant that grew leaves as fast as this Monsterra does and I love watching it grow.

Thanks for stopping by! Until next time!

NEW Products

Monsterra Mash

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 entire Monsterra Mash Black product line can be seen HERE.

Thanks for looking!

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Monsterra leaf progress

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.

Here’s a photo of the newest developing leaf.

It’s the Spike in the center

Another photo of the new leaves.

Thanks for stopping by! Until next time.

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Monsterra has a new home

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.

Thanks for stopping by! Until next time.

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Update on 3rd new Monsterra Leaf

I’m amazed at how fast leaves grow on this Monsterra. This one will be open fully in a day or two.

You can see that there are fenestrations on the leaf. Here’s a photo of the entire plant.

I’ll update again in a few days to show the progress of the leaf.

Until next time!

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Monsterra has 3rd New Leaf

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.

Thanks for looking! Until next time, stay safe!

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Monsterra Update

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.

Thanks for looking! Until next time!

Digital art · NEW Products

Monsterra Leaves Design

I couldn’t decide what color background to use for this Monsterra leaves design that I drew, so I settled for 3 different colors. Here’s some of the items in that design.

I have lots more NEW designs in my shop. Have a look!