Rhaphidophora Tetrasperma is one of the most trendy plants of the last two years. It is a staple of enthusiasts and a must-have for collectors. It’s also sometimes called mini monstera, but has no relation to the iconic Monster – although we just call it the Rhaphi.
Rhaphidophora Tetrasperma comes from a small area in southern Thailand. It’s larger look-alike the Monstera are mostly found in central South America. Although this plant is reminiscent of the Monstera Deliciosa, it is not from the same family.
By no means a difficult plant to care for, this baby vine will thrive if it has the correct combination of light and humidity. More advanced plant parents can consider air layering to get this plant to make more vines from the stem. This is the process of propogating from the attached stem.
This plant is more effective as a vine than a trailing plant. The tiny aerial roots wil easily grasp into moss poles and other surfaces.
How to grow:
Bright to medium light – no direct sunlight.
This plant likes moist soil, but avoid overwatering.
They are fast growers and will require a post or moss pole as a support.
Remove excess run-off water from decorative planters and saucers.