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Tetrasperma raphidophora/Monstera Ginny
This one get's its common name due to a resemblance to the split leaves of Monstera deliciosa, but it isn't a Monstera at all. This is fast growing climber native to Thailand and Malaysia. Even in captivity these plants can grow 6 feet or more in one year. They're super satisfying if you get your happiness from seeing new leaves unfurl.
Toxicity: Moderately toxic causing stinging around the mouth and digestive upset if consumed in large enough amounts. Causes stinging and burning of mouth and digestive upset
Light: Moderate to bright indirect light
Soil: to mimic their natural habitat a mix that retains moisture without being soggy and drains well is required. A good mix is 3 parts orchid bark, 1 part perlite, and 2 parts peat moss or coco coir. Peat moss or coco coir is a great substrate because it holds it's own weight in moisture, allows the excess to drain, and then releases that moisture to the roots slowly over time.
Humidity: above 50% supplement with humidifier or misting if needed
Watering: Allow the top 1-2 inches of soil to dry between waterings
Fertilizer: The roots are sensitive so a mild fertilizer is good. Something around 5-2-3 NPK ratio fertilizer, though you'll find various info on the internet. We recommend using Gold Leaf diluted to 1 TBSP/gallon every two to three weeks from spring to end of summer. You can continue to fertilize every six weeks during the winter when the active growth is slower or skip it until spring.