Monstera When Do The Leaves Split

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Welcome to this article that will be talking about when you can expect the leaves of a monstera plant to start to split. The simple answer is that no younger monstera plant will begin to start splitting. They instead need to be between 2 and 3 years old before anything like this could start happening.

The plant needs to have really established itself before that can happen and the signature look of the leaves can start to appear. But there are also a few other factors that might affect the way the plant has the leaves splitting. That would be the source of light the plant is getting. It should always be sunlight and not UV light. Otherwise, the leaves will not be splitting.

Follow along in the article here below and we will be talking even more in-depth about the fascinating and exciting houseplant, the monstera. One that is starting to gain more and more popularity each year that goes. It is really a great option if you are a beginner getting into gardening.

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Monstera When Do The Leaves Split

The monster plant will not have any of its leaves starting to split until there are a few criteria that have been met. One of them is that the plant needs to be at least 2 to 3 years old. Otherwise, the plant will simply not be starting to split.

It needs to have a root system that has had time to establish itself and the rest of the plant will have grown large enough. This means patience really is key when growing a monstera plant. 

But there is another factor that will determine whether a monstera plant will begin to have leaves that split into the signature look. That would be the light source the plant is getting.

No monstera plant will be able to have splitting leaves unless they are getting proper sunlight. It simply will not be enough with UV light or any lamp light they might be getting indoors. The plant needs the sun to perform photosynthesis which generates energy for the plant which it then can use for other purposes, such as splitting the leaves.

If you are keeping your monstera plant in a sunny window for about 8 hours during the day then that will be plenty enough for it to start growing some leaves that can split.

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How Do I Get My Monstera Leaves To Split

Getting the leaves of a monstera plant to split is really not that difficult. It will normally just come down to a few simple things. The first is that the plant needs the right type of light in order to have the leaves split.

That means only sunlight, which shouldn’t be that difficult if you are keeping it indoors in a sunny window. Any form of UV light on not a sufficient amount of sunlight will deter the plant from growing and splitting leaves.

But it’s also worth mentioning that it won’t start happening until the plant has reached at least 2 – 3 years of age. Before that, the focus for the plant is to simply continue to grow and establish itself in space.

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Why Do My Monstera Leaves Not Have Splits

The reason your monstera plant doesn’t have any splits is just like we talked about previously, the age of the plant might not be there yet. Perhaps you have planted it from seed? Then you need to wait at least 2 – 3 years for it to really get comfortable in the space.

Also, ensure that the single light source it’s getting is from the sun and it can easily get around 8 hours of it each day. That is best achieved in a south-facing window in your house.

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