Rhaphidophora Tetrasperma

R. tetrasperma has a striking resemblance to Monstera deliciosa and is often mistaken for the Philodendron species.  However, this plant is neither a Monstera or a Philodendron, although they are all in the same family Araceae. Rhaphidophora tetrasperma is a completely separate genus than those two plants.


Place plants in a location with bright to moderate indirect light. Avoid direct sun.


Water regularly, keeping the soil moist, but not soggy from spring to autumn. During winter let the top 1 inch of the soil dry just slightly between waterings.  Yellowing leaves may indicate underwatering, or poor drainage.  


Prefers warm and humid conditions.  Keep above 15 °C from spring to autumn and no lower than 12 °C in winter.  


Use a well-balanced fertilizer every time you water in the summer and spring. Do not fertilize in fall and winter.


Repot annually in the spring when the plant is young.  When the plant is fully matured repotting is less necessary,  top up annually with fresh soil.

Provide climbing support, like a moss-covered stick, to grow the plant tall.

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