Raphidophora tetrasperma (mini monstera)
The Rhaphidophora tetrasperma is native to Southern Thailand and Malaysia. Commonly called Mini Monstera, Philodendron Ginny or Philodendron Piccolo it is neither a Monstera or a Philodendron. It’s commonly called the Mini Monstera or Philodendron due to the fact that the leaves on the plant closely resembles the leaves on a Monstera deliciosa or a Philodendon species.
Position your Rhaphidophora tetrasperma somewhere where it will receive lots of bright indirect sunlight, but make sure it won’t receive too much afternoon sun. Your Mini Monstera likes a steady supply of water but doesn’t like wet feet, but also doesn’t like to completely dry out. So closely monitor your soil’s water levels especially in the warmer months. The Rhapidophora tetrasperma is a perfect choice if you like the look for the Monstera deliciosa but don’t have the space for a large growing plant. This plant has recently been creating a bit of buzz with the Indoor Plant Enthusiasts world, so it is definitely a must have.