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Rhaphidophora Cryptantha

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What To Expect

You will receive a healthy plant that meets our strict quality standards in a nursery pot size of your choosing. No two plants are alike, and yours will have its own unique shape, size and personality; expect this natural variation from the photos. We offer a plant health guarantee on all of our plants! Please see our Shipping Policy and Refund Policy for more information. We also include shipping heat packs at no charge as needed during cold weather. Still have questions? Check out our FAQ or Contact Us!


The Rhaphidophora Cryptantha features small, velvety green leaves with silver veining that sit closely on stems, often overlapping a bit. Not to be confused with the Monstera Dubia, in its juvenile form, leaves are small leaves and hardly noticeable. As it matures and starts to climb, leaves increase in size and internodes shorten. While tolerant of low light conditions, it grows best in bright indirect light and in warm temperatures. As this plant grows, if the vining stem reaches the top of the climbing structure and grows off into the air, it reverts back to its juvenile form, so it is essential to provide this plant with a tall structure for climbing.  ** Available in 2-inch nursery pot in moss medium and mounted to wood plaque ***

Ed's Plant Profile

  • Scientific Name: Rhaphidophora Cryptantha
  • Common Name: Shingle Vine, Shingle Plant, or Shingling
  • Family: Araceae 
  • Native Range: Southeast Asia 

Ed's Care Guide

  • Care Level: Advanced
  • Light: Bright, indirect light, Can tolerate low light conditions. 
  • Water: Allow to dry between watering
  • Humidity: High
  • Temperature: 60-85F
  • Pruning: Prune as needed to remove brown or dead leaves and control growth.
  • Feeding: Fertilize monthly in spring and summer
  • Propagation: Stem cuttings with one or two roots
  • Growth: Climbing. Needs a totem or support for growth.
  • Pests: Subject to spider mites and other pests
  • Toxicity: Toxic to humans and pets