Rhaphidophora Tetrasperma

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Rhaphidophora Tetrasperma

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. 

  • Light

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. 

  • Water

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. 

  • Soil 

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.

  • Fertilizer 

The Rhaphidophora will need to be fertilized once a month during its growing season, spring and summer. No need to fertilize in the winter. 

FAQ 

  • Pet Friendly?
These plants contain a sap in the leaves that is toxic to both animals and humans. Make sure to keep out of reach of small children and pets.

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