Epipremnum kartenianum

Epipremnum karstenianum

  • Aka: marble planet, monstera Peru
  • Origin: South America, Brazil - toxic
  • Family: Araceae
  • Temperature: 12- 26°C, Hardiness: 9-11 Humidity 70-90%

Although thought to be part of the monstera family (similar to the monstera obliqua) is in actual fact an epipremnum. These gorgeous dark and hardy leaves have a rough mottled texture. This plant can climb up a moss stick but also happy to hang and trail.

Loves high humidity which creates larger leaves and prevents drying out and standing on a pebble tray will help with this. As with tropical plants that grow under the tree canopies, they do best in bright filtered light, but not direct sunrays. The soil should be fertile, nutrient-rich and mixed with perlite to keep the soil aerated and fast draining. Allow the soil to dry out slightly before watering thoroughly and allow to drain. Feed with weak liquid fertilizer rich in magnesium during the growth period. Propagation is done with a stem cutting placed in soil or rooting directly in water. Avoid cold draughts

Prone to spider mite, mealybugs and scale

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