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The Monstera Siltepecana is a vining and flowering plant native to southern Mexico. As it ages it develops fenestrations in the foliage just like it’s cousin the Deliciosa. The Siltepecana has silvery foliage in its younger leaves that change to a solid green as it ages.
Enough with the formality! Let’s get into how to take care of this plant. That’s what you came here for right?
This gorgeous climbing houseplant does great in bright indirect light. I can handle medium light and still grow well. I keep my Monstera Siltepecana in a bright east facing window out of harsh light. Some direct sun is ok but, be careful because plants can get sunburned.
Soil wise I have not found the Siltepecana to be picky. By picky I mean you don’t have to mix of anything fancy but I would use two mixes for this plant. I use Promix soil and it holds just enough moisture but doesn’t keep the plant wet for too long and Orchid bark. Use 3 parts soil and 1 part bark and you’ll have yourself the perfect Monstera potting mix. Use any soil you have access to and you can modify it if you feel like it stays to moist or too dry.
Watering your Siltepecana is a breeze! Water this babe when you see the top of the soil has dried. That’s it!
Just like other vining plants the Monstera Siltepecana develops aerial roots. Aerial roots help the plant cling to surfaces like trees or walls. These roots also take in moisture so if you wanted to propagate this plant all you need to do is cut under the aerial root and stick it in water.
Climbing is natural for this plant so giving it a place to climb will help keep this plant happy. It is also said that if you allow your climbing plants to climb they will produce larger leaves.
You can plant this Monstera in any sort of pot you want long as it has a drainage hole. If you ever notice that roots are coming out of the bottom of the pot it’s time for a re-pot.
A breeze to take care of the Siltepecana makes a great houseplant for your collection.