by aditya abhishek
Broken Heart plant or Monstera adansonii is a native plant of Central & South America. It is famous for heart shaped leaves that develop holes as the plant ages.
They are popular for having air-purifying qualities. Plant can filter out carcinogens like Benzene, Trichloroethylene, & Formaldehyde from the air.
Broken Heart plant can grow well in USDA zones 10 to 12. People living in tropical to sub-tropical climatic conditions can easily grow this plant.
They love well-drained soil rich in organic matter. Prepare potting mix with 50% garden soil + 30% cocopeat + 20% organic compost.
Avoid keeping them under direct sunlight. Bright indirect sunlight throughout the day is best for Monstera adansonii plant.
Keep the soil little moist but avoid waterlogging in the pot. In dry days, use humidifier to increase humidity in the surrounding.
To maintain lush green foliage fertilize your plant with nitrogen-rich fertilizers. From spring to end of summers fertilize with tea leaf compost once in a month.
To propagate this plant take cuttings from the bottom of the stem, just below a leaf node of a healthy leaf. Dip the bottom end in rooting hormone & plant them in the soil.
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