Bring the Tropics Indoors With this Viney Plant
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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Once your Rhaphidophora Tetrasperma Mini Monstera order is placed, we will ship your plant(s) within seven business days year round unless during the checkout process you request otherwise in the space provided to do so.
Perfect Plants’ shipping specialists carefully package your plants using a proven packaging method that ensures your plants arrive healthy, colorfully alive and ready to flourish. We’ve coined the term ‘upside down box test’ and we do just that; we carefully package so that regardless of the direction your box is handled, it will not harm your precious plant that’s inside.
No shipping process is without a problem from time to time. On rare occasions some plants may experience some of the following during their transit: drooping, minor leaf-loss and/or minimal yellowing/discoloration, minor limb damage, etc. These instances are quite rare, but can happen when shipping plants in boxes.
Plants normally recover within a few weeks after planting. If a damaged box has injured your plant on the inside, please notify us within 5 days of receiving you package(s) by emailing us a photograph of the damage.
We always do our very best to ensure that your plants are packed and shipped in the safest, gentlest and most effective way possible.
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Your plants and trees may however not ship with flowers on them, like the photographs. This all depends on the time of year you buy your plant or tree. Crape Myrtle trees, for example, only bloom during the summer months, so if you purchase one during the spring or fall, they would ship without flowers. Once planted, your plants will grow and thrive giving you flowers for many years to come!
Pot sizes (commonly referred to in gallons) are shipped in the same size nursery trade pots which may vary in actual volume. Some plants may have been at the approximate pot size listed, but require excess dirt to be removed so that you will not be paying any additional shipping costs. This doesn’t happen very often though.
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Choose a planting location that offers adequate sunlight and shade in a low traffic area. Allow proper clearance for the mature growth size. Well-drained soil is ideal. Water regularly for the first planted year to ensure adequate water is available for establishing a strong root system. Prune as necessary to remove any damaged or dead foliage and to promote a well-balanced structure.
Dig a hole approximately twice as wide as your new plant’s root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is equal with the ground level.
Loosen the root ball using a small garden spade or by hand. Breaking smaller outer roots can encourage growth into the new soil, but take care to not damage large primary roots.
Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated evenly upright. Use the excavated soil to fill in around the root ball, using your foot to pack it in firmly. Thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt. Take great care to not leave any gaps or air spaces around the root ball as this could kill the plant.
A 2-4 inch layer of mulch is strongly recommended to help retain moisture and discourage weed growth. Apply mulch over the entire planting area but keep away from the stems or trunk by a few inches. Ensure that the plant and surrounding soil is completely soaked with water.
To ensure the proper nutrients are available for the life of your plant our proprietary Perfect Plants Special Blend Soil and a once yearly application of Nutricote Total 360 Fertilizer are great considerations for your new plants!
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Sunlight Full Sun / Partial Shade
Mature Width 2-3 ft
Mature Height 4-5 ft
Growing Zones 10, 11, All Zones