This listing is for the plant shown in the photos. Monstera Obliqua Bolivian form
This is a rare, climbing plant with a large and dramatic hanging blade type leaf.
The Monstera obliqua Bolivian form is one of five described types of Monstera obliqua.
It has vibrant, green leaves with dramatic holes and leaves that feel leathery to the touch. The leaves can grow to couple feet long when fully developed. It really loves to climb, we suggest a moss pole or something similar to enhance its epiphytic growth.
Plant pictured and shipped in pot from our nursery in New Orleans Louisiana.
Here are some care tips for a mature Monstera obliqua Bolivia:
- Soil: Rich, organic, well-drained soil
- Water: Distilled water, up to three times a week
- Lighting: Bright, filtered light
- Temperature: 59 to 97 degrees Fahrenheit
- Humidity: 80 to 90 percent
- Fertilizer: Diluted liquid feed applied weekly during the growing season
- Mist: Mist the leaves regularly to keep the foliage looking great
- Direct sunlight: Keep your plant out of direct sunlight
- Humidity: Keep the humidity around 80 percent
- Light: Go easy on the light, especially for Monstera obliqua Bolivia Too intense of a light can burn or depleate the vibrancy of its foliage.
The Monstera Obliqua needs a more humid space than most houseplants. Humidity helps to keep the leaves looking glossy and vibrant, but also helps the plant regulate its moisture as it will absorb a lot of it through the leaves and aerial roots.
History of the Monstera obliqua Peru
The Monstera obliqua, commonly known as the Swiss cheese vine, is a species of flowering plant in the Araceae family. There are different regional forms or variations of Monstera obliqua, including the Peruvian form, bolivian form and the Los Tayos form, which is often associated with Ecuador.
Leaf Size and Shape: The Peruvian form of Monstera obliqua has a long downward facing blade shaped leaf. Makes a very beautiful and dramatic climbing plant
Leaf Perforations: The Bolivian form of obliqua will fenestrate with age and maturity. Not as dramatic as the Peruvian form but will fenestrate
Growth Habit: The growth habit of these forms can also differ. The Bolivian form of Monstera obliqua is known to be a relatively fast-growing vine that trails or climbs. In contrast, the Los Tayos form is often described as having a more compact and bushier growth habit.
Origin and Habitat: This form of obliqua is native to Bolivia
For accurate and detailed information about specific Monstera obliqua forms or variations, it is best to consult with experts in the field, such as botanists or experienced plant collectors.
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