Claire Akin


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!
How to Grow Monstera Plants with LECA

How to Grow Monstera Plants with LECA

By |2020-09-01T16:15:22+00:00September 1st, 2020|Plant Care|

Hydroponics and semi-hydroponic growing methods are increasing in popularity among houseplant owners, and many monstera lovers are starting to grow monstera plants with LECA balls. If you’re totally confused, here’s a quick rundown of these terms: Hydroponics refers to any method of growing plants without soil. (Yes, it’s possible!) It [...]

How to Grow Monstera Plants with Hydroponics

How to Grow Monstera Plants with Hydroponics

By |2020-08-31T21:47:06+00:00August 31st, 2020|Plant Care|

You’ve probably seen beautiful pictures on Instagram and Pinterest of monstera plants or cuttings growing in a vase of clear water. You might wonder: was the plant just in that vase for a pretty picture, or can you actually grow a monstera without soil? Can you really grow monstera plants [...]

monstera mosaic disease

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 [...]


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 [...]

monstera obliqua

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

By |2020-10-21T23:25:15+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 [...]

Monstera Propagation moss with plastic wrap

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 [...]