Rhaphidophora tetrasperma is often misclassified as Monstera or Philodendron. This isn't helped by the fact the plant goes by the common names Mini Monstera (Monstera minima) or Philodendron piccolo.
You can see the close resemblance to their cousins by their heart shaped leaves and growth habit. This plant has become extremely popular with indoor growers due to the smaller, fenestrated leaves and its rapid growth rate when given the right conditions. Some maturer leaves can produce those secondary holes, similar to a Monstera.
The Rhaphidophora can be found growing natively to Southern Thailand and Maylasia. You can either train your Rhaphidophora up a moss pole or allow it to trail over. If placed by a wall it will try to climb, but be mindful that the aerial roots (roots that come off the main stem to attach themselves to the tree) may begin to attach themselves to the wall. The roots may mark the wall when removed.
Give your Rhaphidophora plenty of bright, filtered light. They will appreciate some early morning or late evening sun, but shelter it away from any intense light. Your Rhaphidophora should cope with average room humidy but be mindful of any crispyness to the leaves. This is an indication that the air is too dry. As an epiphyte (a tree dweller) they like plenty of oxygen around their roots. Allow half of the medium to dry out on a regular basis. If your Rhaphidophora is dehydrated it will become limp and flacid. A thorough soaking should rectify this.
All plants are sold in their nursery pots. Decorative pots are sold seperately. You can choose your style pot from the drop down menu or head over to our Pot Collection. Do not pot directly into our decorative pots. It's much better for your plant to keep it in its nursery pot to allow adequate drainage.
Plant in nursery pot, 19cm diameter - £49.00
Height - 50cm+ approx, 3 stems per pot
Please note; Plants may slightly vary in shape & size from the example image.