Monstera subpinnata is a beautiful, less common variety of monstera that might look a lot different from what you might usually think when you hear “monstera.” These gorgeous leaves can reach up to a foot long and 8 inches wide when mature. Try Monstera subpinnata if you’re interested in a vining plant that climbs like a monstera with sectioned, frond-like leaves reminiscent of a parlor palm.
One of the most important parts of growing a healthy Monstera subpinnata is creating the ideal light conditions and humidity levels. Monstera subpinnata thrives in bright, indirect sunlight, much like it would receive under the rainforest canopy in the tropics. An east-facing window is ideal because your plant will receive lots of bright sunlight all day and maybe even a little direct sun before 10:00 a.m., but no direct midday or afternoon sunlight. This is great because the harsh, direct sun can burn Monstera subpinnata’s delicate leaves! These plants like constantly damp but not soggy soil. It’s best to water when the top few inches of soil feel dry to the touch.