Houseplant of the Week: Rhaphidophora tetrasperma

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Often called the mini Monstera because of its resemblance to the Monstera deliciosa, the Rhaphidophora tetrasperma is having its moment in the sun as the “it” plant trending on social media.

And it’s not hard to see why – it grows easily and fast and just look those cute peek-a-boo leaves!

Give your Rhaphidophora bright indirect light. These plants don’t like a lot of direct sun, but some is fine. Rhaphidophora likes to be moist but not waterlogged, which – as in so many cases of overwatering – will cause root rot. On the other hand, don’t wait so long to water that it dries out.

One special item you might want to get for your Rhaphidophora is a sturdy climbing support as it does like to climb.