Monstera Deliciosa is a flowering plant native to the tropical forests in the southern region of Mexico that is known for growing to enormous sizes.
As every plant is different, some may grow to be taller than others, but it’s all about how you nurture the plant as well.
So, just how fast does monstera deliciosa grow?
Like any plant, the Monstera deliciosa needs access to ample amounts of water, sunlight, and basic care to ensure it undergoes a healthy growing process.
Assuming these are all provided for the plant, you can expect the average Monstera deliciosa to grow about 2 feet per year.
In general, you should expect at least one new leaf to grow every 4-6 weeks. As the plant ages and grows bigger, it can produce even more leaves per month as it will have more growth points.
Growth rate can be increased depending on how humid the environment is, and how much access to sunlight the plant has.
One thing that is important to note about this monstrous plant is how it grows. This plant has ginormous leaves and spreads wide, as well as growing vertically as it reaches to the sky for more sunlight.
The leaves on this plant are not the only thing that grows to monstrous proportions — so do its roots.
If you notice these rather large, brownish in color, leafless things emerging out of your plant, fear not.
These are the aerial roots of the Monstera deliciosa. These are totally natural and actually grow in most tropical plants.
As the name might hint, they are roots that are meant to support the plant as it grows vertically to reach more sunlight.
After all, competition for sunlight in tropical places like the forests where monstera deliciosa is native to is intense.
Hence why so many tropical plants grow to be so huge – they are fighting for the sunlight.
In the wild, Monstera deliciosa can grow a staggering 66 feet tall. They grow alongside trees and spread out their heart-shaped leaves and climb up the tree to reach more sunlight.
Their leaves can grow to be over 3 feet wide, usually with slits and holes in them to allow sunlight to get through to the leaves under.
Luckily, indoors this monster of a plant only grows to be somewhere between 6 and a half feet to being just shy of 10 feet tall.
This plant already grows at a rapid rate but can grow even faster if it is staked up, rather than propagated.
Like in the wild, it will climb the stake as if it were a tree trunk to grab more sunlight – but without the competition, leading to larger leaves at a faster rate.
In conclusion, Monstera deliciosa should be able to grow at least 1-2 feet per year provided that is has the necessary means to grow. The more leaves it has the more sunlight it can absorb, thus the faster it will grow.
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