The Rhaphidophora Tetrasperma is native to Southern Thailand and Malaysia. Although this plant looks very similar to a Monstera Deliciosa or Philodendron Swiss Cheese plant, it is not related. This tropical plant grows in a compact habit so it does not get as large as a Monstera. If you are looking for a smaller, hanging or climbing plant, the Rhaphidophora grows extremely well indoors and is fairly low maintenance.
The Rhaphidophora will appreciate a bright indirect light setting to grow in. Direct sunlight can be too harsh on the leaves so avoid that as much as possible. Filtered bright light is preferred.
The Rhaphidophora does not like to dry out and likes it roots consistently moist, not waterlogged. Make sure to water when the top 1-2" of the soil dries out.
- Humidity & Temp
Household humidity levels won't be enough for a Rhaphidophora. Use a humidifier, pebble tray, or mist frequently to keep humidity levels high for a happy plant. Temperatures should be kept between 68 and 80 degrees F but if you are comfortable in your home, your plant most likely is too.
Almost any well-draining potting mix will be sufficient for the Rhaphidophora. Our go-to recommendation for a high-quality soil that’s fast draining is Fox Farms Ocean Forest.
The Rhaphidophora will need to be fertilized once a month during its growing season, spring and summer. No need to fertilize in the winter.
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