Rhaphidophora tetrasperma is often misclassified as Monstera or Philodendron. This plant often goes by the common names Mini Monstera (Monstera minima) or Philodendron piccolo.
You can see the close resemblance to its cousins by its heart-shaped leaves and growth habit. This plant has become extremely popular with indoor growers due to its smaller, fenestrated leaves and its rapid growth rate when given the right conditions. Some more mature leaves can produce secondary holes, similar to a Monstera.
The Rhaphidophora is native to Southern Thailand and Maylasia. You can either train your Rhaphidophora to climb 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, indirect light. It will appreciate some early morning or late evening sun, but should be protected from midday sun. 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) it likes plenty of oxygen around its roots. Allow the top 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, 12cm diameter - £22.00
Height - 29cm approx
Please note; Plants may slightly vary in shape & size from the example image.