Rhaphidophora Tetrasperma Philodendron 'Minima'

What To Expect

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Also known as the 'Mini Monstera', the Philodendron 'Minima' is a vining plant with small glossy green leaves that develop fenestrations as they mature. Growth on this plant is fast and its ease of care makes a highly sought after plant in the market. Interestingly, this plant technically doesn’t belong to the Monstera or the Philodendron family, simply share in their looks. In contrast to the popular Monstera Deliciosa, this plant sees holes in its leaves at an early age. The Minima prefers bright indirect light and high humidity for best growth. 

Ed's Plant Profile

  • Scientific Name: Rhaphidophora Tetrasperma
  • Common Name: Minima, Mini Monstera
  • Family: Aracaea 
  • Native Range: Thailand, Malaysia

Ed's Care Guide

  • Light: Prefers bright, indirect light. If it is placed in shady location, growth rate will be slow and leaves will be potentially smaller than normal.
  • Water: Keep soil moist. Avoid over-watering
  • Humidity: High
  • Temperature: 65-85F
  • Pruning: Prune as needed to remove brown or dead leaves.
  • Feeding: Use a balanced fertilizer monthly throughout spring and summer.
  • Propagation: Cuttings
  • Growth: Vining, climbing 
  • Common Pests: Look out for spider mites and thripes
  • Toxicity: Toxic to humans and pets