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About Claire Akin

I love monsteras and writing, so I created this site to combine my two passions. I hope you find the information helpful. Happy growing!
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What is Monstera Mosaic Disease?

By |2020-07-28T18:55:26+00:00July 28th, 2020|Troubleshooting|

Here’s a question that recently came up in our Monstera Facebook Group: What is monstera mosaic disease? I’ve noticed a lot more online reports of this disease affecting monsteras lately, especially monstera adansonii, so let’s take a closer look at this disease and how you can prevent it.   What [...]

should you bottom water a monstera?

Should You Bottom Water a Monstera Plant?

By |2020-07-28T18:42:54+00:00July 28th, 2020|Plant Care|

We’ve gotten this question a few times in our Monstera Resource Facebook group, so we thought we’d do a post on it:   Should you bottom water a monstera?   In case you haven’t heard this term before, bottom watering refers to a watering technique where you set the plant’s [...]

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How to Host a Monstera Propagation Party

By |2020-07-23T00:38:38+00:00July 23rd, 2020|Propagation|

Monstera Propagation Party Tupperware parties are out, and monstera propagation parties are in!  Of course, you could throw a propagation party with just about any plant, but since this blog is about monsteras, we’ll stick with those for now ;) Monstera cuttings make amazing party favors, and it’s a fun [...]

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Monstera Obliqua: Tips for Buying and Caring for This Ultra-Rare Monstera Variety

By |2020-07-23T00:56:19+00:00July 22nd, 2020|Plant Care|

This one’s for the true, hardcore monstera aficionados only! Monstera obliqua is one of the rarest—and most demanding—monstera varieties out there, and it’s an expensive challenge only the most passionate plant lovers attempt.  But if you’re serious about acquiring one of these beauties, here’s a few things you’ll want to [...]

Monstera plants on Instagram are really popular. Learn more about caring for your monstera plant by following these top monstera plant Instagram accounts.

Top Monstera Plant Instagram Accounts

By |2020-07-08T09:01:56+00:00June 23rd, 2020|Partnerships|

Monstera plants comes in so many varieties and there are so many featured across Instagram. The Monstera Plant Resource Center has a thriving Instagram page as well.  You can learn a lot about monstera plants on Instagram. The most popular varieties, how to make a moss pole, and monstera plant care [...]

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Monstera Propagation Via Air Layering

By |2020-06-25T15:21:26+00:00June 20th, 2020|Propagation|

Monstera propagation is a great way to grow your monstera collection, clone your favorite monstera, or to create more monsteras to give away as gifts!  You can propagate your monstera with several different methods, but one of the most successful ones is air layering.  Air layering is a process that [...]

Monstera dubia is a more rare—but incredible—monstera variety to add to your collection! Here are our tips for buying and caring for this incredible plant.

Monstera Dubia: How to Buy and Care for this Monstera Variety

By |2020-05-30T22:13:14+00:00May 21st, 2020|Plant Care|

Monstera dubia is one of the smaller, lesser known monstera varieties, but it’s very beautiful and makes a great addition to any monstera lover’s houseplant collection.  You can recognize monstera dubia by the small, heart-shaped leaves, speckled with both light and dark green. Since juvenile plants (the kind you’ll likely [...]

How to Propagate Monstera Plant Cuttings

Monstera Propagation Promoter and Rooting Hormone

By |2020-06-22T06:16:09+00:00May 15th, 2020|Propagation|

Monstera Propagation Promoter and Rooting Hormone   Once you’ve started to collect houseplants, you’re going to realize two things: 1) You want MORE. 2) Houseplants can get pricey if you buy them all as mature plants. This means it’s time to learn how to propagate houseplants!  Propagation is fun and [...]

Using Indoor Plant Supports with Monstera Plants - Monstera Resource Center

Using Indoor Plant Supports with Monstera Plants

By |2020-05-19T06:04:46+00:00April 24th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Why use indoor plant supports for your monstera plants? Monsteras are climbing plants, which means they put out aerial roots that grip onto objects or surfaces, allowing them to “climb” upwards.  In nature, monsteras usually climb up trees in their native rainforest habitat. But for our indoor monsteras, we need [...]

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The Ultimate Guide to the Swiss Cheese Plant

By |2020-05-19T06:08:15+00:00March 31st, 2020|Plant Care|

The swiss cheese plant goes by many names, such as the hurricane plant, the cheese plant, Mexican breadfruit plant, and (incorrectly) split leaf philodendron.  This plant’s scientific name is monstera deliciosa because it can grow huge (up to 60 feet in the wild!) and because it produces the Mexican breadfruit. [...]