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Monstera Adansonii Mini

The Mini Monstera (Monstera adansonii), the Swiss Cheese Plant is a charming and relatively low-maintenance houseplant. 

1. Light* Mini Monstera plants thrive in bright, indirect light. They can tolerate some morning sun, but avoid direct afternoon sunlight, as it can scorch their leaves. Inadequate light can lead to leggy growth, while too much direct sun can cause leaf burn.

2. Watering: Water your Mini Monstera moderately. Allow the top inch (2.5 cm) of the soil to dry out between waterings. Ensure that the pot has good drainage to prevent overwatering, which can lead to root rot. Reduce watering during the winter when growth slows down.

3. Potting Mix: Use a well-draining, lightweight potting mix with good aeration. A mix designed for orchids or aroid plants can be suitable.

4. Fertilisation: Feed your Mini Monstera with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer diluted to half-strength every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Reduce or stop fertilizing in the winter when the plant is not actively growing.

5. Pruning: Trim back leggy growth or remove any damaged or yellowing leaves to encourage a bushier and more attractive appearance. Mini Monstera plants naturally develop long vines, and they can be trained to climb or trail if desired.

6. Support: Provide a trellis or stakes for support if you want your Mini Monstera to climb or grow vertically.

7. Pests and Diseases: Mini Monstera plants are relatively pest-resistant but can occasionally be affected by pests like spider mites or mealybugs. Inspect your plant regularly and treat any infestations promptly with insecticidal soap or neem oil.

Mini Monstera, with its unique leaf shape and easy-care requirements, can be a delightful addition to your indoor plant collection. Following these care instructions will help ensure its continued health and beauty.