Rhaphidophora Tetrasperma

mini monstera

Often mistaken for their cousin, monstera, rhaphidophoras display bold, glossy leaves with deep perforations along their lateral veins. Smaller than their cousin, they are often referred to as “mini monsteras”.

They are vigorous climbers, and can be trained up a trellis or around a window frame. Rhaphidophoras are adaptable and forgiving, suitable for the beginning houseplant enthusiast. They’ll give your space a calm, tropical energy.

 how this nature nurtures you 

Rhaphidophoras are excellent air purifiers, filtering pollutants out of your indoor environment. Their leaves are beautiful in floral displays, or on their own as a verdant centerpiece. Their climbing growth habit reminds us to be tenacious and adaptable as we strive to reach our goals.

 how to nurture your nature 


The tropics of Thailand and Malaysia


They like to be moist, but not soggy. Water when the top 2 centimeters of soil feels dry.


Bright, indirect light is preferred, but artificial light is tolerated


16-30 degrees celsius


They love humidity. Mist often, or set on a pebble tray with water


Toxic to humans and animals if consumed


Feed every month in the spring and summer with an all purpose fertilizer.  Apply to damp soil so you don't burn the roots.  


This one loves to climb coir or moss poles and are incredibly easy to propagate.  Watch this 4-minute video about how: