Want to make your monstera deliciosa grow even bigger, healthier, and more stunning?
Try adding liquid fertilizer to your care routine! Fertilizer provides plants with the nutrients they need to grow big and healthy and look their best.
Not all fertilizers work well for all plants, though, so it’s important to choose the right fertilizer for your plant. Let’s talk about fertilizer and how to choose the best fertilizer for monstera deliciosa.
Why do plants need fertilizer, anyway?
Here’s a quick rundown on what fertilizer does and why plants need it.
Plants need two things to grow up big and strong: energy, water, and nutrients (just like us!). Plants make energy from sunlight and they get water from rain, ground water, or from us, their plant parents, if they live inside.
That just leaves nutrients. In the wild, plants have access to all kinds of nutrients in the soil they live in. But our indoor plants just live in planters with a limited amount of soil, and a plant may use up all the nutrients in its potting mix within a few months.
So we need to add those nutrients back to the soil in the form of fertilizer. Think of fertilizer like a multivitamin supplement for your plant! These vitamins allow plants to grow bigger and taller, put out new leaves, and those beautiful colors we prize in our houseplants.
What is fertilizer made of? (And the best fertilizer for monstera deliciosa)
Most fertilizers are made up of three main minerals important for plant growth: nitrogen, phosphorous, and potassium. The ratio of these nutrients in any given fertilizer is usually expressed in a series of three numbers on the bottle.
For example, if a fertilizer has 1-1-1 on the label, that means there are equal parts of those three minerals. One part nitrogen, one part phosphorous, and one part potassium.
A 3-1-2 fertilizer means it contains 3 parts nitrogen, 1 part phosphorous, and 2 parts potassium.
Plants need all three of those minerals, but different plants need different amounts of each.
Monstera has its own requirements for optimal growth, so we decided to develop our own fertilizer!
Monstera Plant Food fertilizer provides a specialized blend of key nutrients developed exclusively for monstera houseplants. The 5-2-3 formulation is designed to support beautiful foliage in both indoor and outdoor settings.
The best part is this fertilizer is gentle enough to use with every watering. That means you don’t have to worry about remembering a fertilizing schedule! Just add a little to your watering can with each watering and you’re good to go.
You’ll have a beautiful, healthy monstera in no time!
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