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Monstera Borsigiana Aurea Plant Care
Monstera arises from tropical lands that receive plenty of rain throughout the year. Therefore, these tropical beauties thrive in soils that are rich in nutrients, moist, and organic.
I recommend you use soil that is well-draining with good aeration. A good idea is to use a good quality potting soil mix that contains peat moss, orchid bark, and perlite.
The soil for Monstera Borsigiana Aurea should have excellent drainage.
The Monstera Borsigiana Aurea plant loves soil that is slightly acidic to alkaline (5 to 7.5). Please remember that the Borsigiana Aurea plant is more prone to root-rot than its fellow species.
Therefore, if you are potting it in a container, ensure that it has drainage holes and does not allow water accumulation.
I also suggest you stay away from soils that are too muddy or sandy.
This plant will thrive outdoors in USDA hardiness zones of 9b to 11.
The Yellow Variegated Monstera has simple watering needs. The watering schedule primarily depends on the season. It only requires water for about once or twice a week during the summers, while watering weekly during the winters is sufficient.
It is best to allow the plant’s soil to be your watering guide. Please water the plant generously when it’s above 1 to 2 inches appear dry to you. Ensure that you water all parts of the plant or add plenty of water to its roots.
Please be sure not to water the plant too little or excessively. Under-watering the plant may lead to dried leaf-tips, while overwatering can cause root-rot. The latter can be quite a serious problem and may lead to the plant’s death.
If you are growing your Monstera Borsigiana Aurea plant in a pot, add water till you see water coming out of the drainage holes. Please refrain from making your Marmorata plant stay in soggy soil or standing water.
I advise you to use lukewarm and low-chlorine content water when watering. The best is to let water stand 24 hours before watering.
Like most plants, the Monstera Borsigiana Aurea plant thrives in bright, filtered sunlight. It does not do well under harsh and direct sun rays. If exposed to the direct scorching sun for an extended period, the plant’s leaves may burn.
Similarly, placing it in full shade or insufficient sunlight can also have detrimental effects. When placed in inadequate sunlight, the Monstera Borsigiana Aurea plant grows very slowly, or its growth comes to a complete halt.
I recommend you place your Monstera Borsigiana Aurea plant facing northwest or south window where there is an ample amount of filtered sunlight. Alternatively, you can grow the Borsigiana Aurea plant under artificial growing lights.
Due to its tropical nature, the Monstera Borsigiana Aurea plant does not like temperature extremes. However, it can tolerate a wide variety of temperatures, adding to the list of reasons for why it is an excellent houseplant choice.
The ideal temperature range for the Monstera Borsigiana Aurea plant is 59 to 77 degrees Fahrenheit (15 to 25 degrees Celsius).
The Borsigiana Aurea plant has an active growth rate during the summer and spring seasons. However, the winter season may cause a temporary growth cessation.
The Yellow Variegated Monstera plant does not react well to extremely cold temperatures and frost; therefore, it is best to bring the plant inside during the colder months.
Moreover, ensure that your Monstera Borsigiana Aurea plant is kept away from open windows and heating/cooling units, as they can cause temperature fluctuations. These sudden temperature changes can have adverse effects on the plant’s overall health.
These tropical dwellers are high humidity lovers. A minimum humidity level of about 65% is essential for the plant to thrive. Any environment that is too dry can cause damage to this variegated beauty.
The Monstera Borsigiana Aurea plant enjoys high humidity. However, in some areas, such elevated levels can be hard to achieve. Fortunately, there are several ways you can establish and maintain these high moisture levels.
You can use a pebble-water tray under the Borsigiana Aurea plant’s pot or set up a humidifier in the surroundings.
You can also mist the plant’s surroundings, making sure not to make direct contact with the plant. Alternatively, you can group all your houseplants in one room to have fair humidity distribution.
If you notice your Monstera Borsigiana Aurea plant’s leaves’ tips turning brown or crispy, the plant may be suffering from humidity stress. In such a scenario, check the moisture levels and set them according to the plant’s preferences.
The Monstera Borsigiana Aurea plant is not a considerably avid eater. Its feeding needs are of an average houseplant. It only requires fertilizer two to three times throughout the year.
To ensure that your Monstera Borsigiana Aurea plant grows into a happy and healthy plant, add a dash of good-quality fertilizer approximately 6 inches away from the base of the plant once or twice a month.
Preferably, use a slow-release fertilizer that is organic and made for Monsteras exclusively.
If you are using a diluted liquid fertilizer, add the fertilizer approximately twice a week during the summers.
During the dormant winter season, reduce your feeding frequency. The Monstera Borsigiana Aurea plant mostly does not need any feed during this season. Please continue feeding it normally the following summer and spring seasons.
Do not over-feed the Monstera Borsigiana Aurea plant as the salts in the fertilizer may accumulate and cause toxicity.
The harmful effects of toxicity are often irreversible, making things troublesome for the houseplant owner.
The Monstera Borsigiana Aurea plant does not need a huge, growing pot. It does fairly well in decent-sized pots and grows relatively well until root-bound. Therefore, repotting it monthly is not required.
When the plant seems root-bound, pick a bigger, well-ventilated pot that has several drainage holes at the base.
This will allow easy flow for the extra water. If you want your Monstera Borsigiana Aurea plant to climb up on something, use natural sphagnum moss pole and put it into the potting soil to promote proper growth.
You can choose a traditional plastic nursery container or opt for a fancy decorative pot. Both can house the plant well and allow unrestricted growth.
The Monstera Borsigiana Aurea is a beautiful plant; however, what can add to its beauty is a bit of pruning from time to time. There can be several reasons to prune the Yellow Variegated Monstera plant.
One important reason is aesthetics. For the plant to look pleasing, it should have a uniform, tamed appearance. You can cut off a few distorted vines or leaves or get rid of yellow leaves. This will leave your Borsigiana Aurea plant looking even more appealing.
Please cut the plant from the bottom if you are pruning it for size control.
Another unfortunate reason is bacterial infection. A diseased vine or leaf will make your plant look unattractive and also spread the infection to the other parts.
Therefore, it is best to cut off any bacterial-infected plant to minimize the probability of spread.
I suggest you avoid plucking the plant, as it may bruise it. Furthermore, please only use the equipment, such as pruning shears, that is disinfected and germ-free, and wear gloves to prevent skin irritation.
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