The Rhaphidophora Tetrasperma Mini Monstera, also known as Philodendron Piccolo, is a tropical vining plant like its cousin the Monstera Deliciosa.
This species in the Araceae family is a great houseplant given proper conditions. The bright green leaves are great for indoor decor and it’s split leaves will bring a one of a kind look. It is very similar to the larger M. deliciosa plant but has smaller leaves and doesn’t produce fruit. Many have dubbed it the ‘mini monstera plant’.
Grow this plant anywhere in your home with plenty of bright light and humidity. It looks great in bedrooms, home offices, bathrooms, and patios. Bring a jungle vibe to your home today!
Rhaphidophora Tetrasperma Care Tips
You can grow these tropical plants indoors or outdoors in USDA zones 10-11, where there is high humidity just like in its endemic environment. The best medium for Tetrasperma Rhaphidophora is a well-draining potting mix amended with peat moss. The best soil mix for Rhaphidophora Tetrasperma should be nutrient-dense for the best growing results. You can fertilize your Tetrasperma annually with a slow release fertilizer to help provide extra nutrition. Another good option is our very own Perfect Plants Liquid Fertilizer for Indoor Plants.
Rhaphidophora Tetrasperma’s light requirement is bright indirect light with protection from the hot sun. Direct light will scorch the leaves and cause them to turn brown. We recommend at least 4-6 hours of indirect sunlight to keep your vining plant happy and healthy! A south facing window is a great location.
You can use a Rhaphidophora Tetrasperma trellis or moss pole to help the vining plant climb upwards! As it grows, it will reach towards the sunlight and produces aerial roots along the stems to help attach to surfaces. A unique sight to see!
Watering Rhaphidophora Tetrasperma
Rhaphidophora Tetrasperma watering should take place whenever the top inch of potting soil feels dry to touch about 1 inch down. Don’t overwater or underwater as this can greatly harm the plant and potentially cause root rot. A typical watering schedule could be every 1-2 weeks but it highly depends on the temperature, sunlight, and moisture where it is being grown. Be sure to choose a pot with a drainage hole.
You will need to repot Rhaphidophora Tetrasperma during the growing season whenever it outgrows the pot it’s currently growing in. This will ensure the root system has plenty of space and soil to grow into. While repotting your plant, check it’s root system to ensure a healthy tetrasperma plant. The ideal repotting timeframe is around every 1-2 years but can vary based on the environment it is grown in.
Prune the tropical vine as needed and save your clippings for propagating Rhapidophora Tetrasperma. Just place a clipping with a healthy node in a glass of water, and watch roots grow. These Tetrasperma cuttings make great gifts for friends, family, and other houseplant lovers.
This plant is especially quick and easy to grow which makes it perfect for house plant enthusiasts, beginners, and everyone in between!
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- Split leaves give unique look
- Easy to care for
- Tropical vining plant adds vertical interest