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Welcome to this article that will be discussing why a monstera plant might start to not feel very good when there is too much sun on it during the day. The monstera plant is one of the hardier houseplants we have and a great option if you want to start out with these plants.

But given that, the plant will still be very affected if the sun is shining too much on it during the day. It will begin to change in color and the texture of the leaves will be very crispy. Most people will refer to them as becoming sunburnt.

Follow along in this article and we will provide you with some great tips and tricks for making the best for your monstera plant and having it last for a very long time. It’s a relatively low-maintenance plant as the only things we need to care about are the sunlight it’s getting and the moisture content in the soil.

Monstera Plant Has Large Leaves

Monstera Too Much Sun

Like we said at the beginning here the monstera plant can definitely be having too much sun, just like any plant really. It is one of those that will rather quickly show if there is something wrong.

The leaves will begin to change in color and the texture changes a bit as well. As there is too much sun the plant’s leaves will begin to turn yellow in color. This is a clear indicator the plant is getting way above the 6 – 8 hour standard of sunlight during the day.

When these things start to occur then we need to act rather quickly as the health of the plant is in danger. It might sound dramatic but as the leaves are being mistreated, they won’t be able to perform photosynthesis to the same extent.

As you might be aware, that is a very important part for it to be able to survive. It’s the process where it transforms the light it’s getting into energy for the plant. This is then what will really be fueling the plant to continue to grow.

We recommend keeping the plant indoors in a pot in a window. This will be the easiest way to dictate the amount of sunlight the plant will be getting. We can also quickly change the position where it is, as opposed to growing it on freeland where it will be stuck and we just have to hope it will survive.

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Monstera Plant In Small Pots

How Do I Fix My Monstera Sunburn

When a monstera plant has become sunburnt there really isn’t a whole lot that you can do about it. The plant has already taken a lot of damage and after the leaves have been burnt they cant recover or be fixed.

What is actually happening when the leaves are being burnt is that they are drying up and won’t be able to perform photosynthesis. It might happen to the outer parts of the leaves, but if left to go on then the entire leaf will dry up.

The best way to avoid anything like this happening again is to keep the monstera plant in a window where it can more easily be controlled how much sunlight the plant is getting during the day. 6 – 8 hours is the normal amount of time that we try and aim for.

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Monstera Plants Growing Inside

Can Monstera Recover From Sunburn

Unfortunately, the monstera plant can not recover the parts that have become sunburnt. The leaf might be able to still be a viable part depending on how much has become burnt after being exposed to too much sun.

But when a leaf is completely yellow and crispy, the best thing is to just remove the leaf altogether. It will hopefully be able to give some new room for the monstera plant.

Monstera Plants Growing In The Sun